Teeth Whitening

Mint Dental

Young Kim, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Edgewater, NJ

Whiter teeth can boost your self-confidence and even help you look younger. At Mint Dental in Edgewater, New Jersey, Young Kim, DDS, specializes in cosmetic dentistry and provides the Zoom!® professional teeth whitening system for adults who want a brighter smile. If your teeth are stained from years of drinking coffee, soda, or from medications, Zoom professional in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatments are an ideal solution. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening systems, like Zoom!® in-office and at-home treatments, deliver dramatic results in less time than over-the-counter teeth whitening methods. With the Zoom in-office treatment, Dr. Kim applies a whitening gel to your teeth and you relax comfortably while an LED whitening lamp accelerates the whitening results. In just 45 minutes, you can whiten your teeth up to eight shades brighter!

Zoom combines the latest dental technology and proven chemical formulas that you can’t get with over-the-counter whitening products. Additional advantages of professional teeth whitening at Mint Dental include:

  • Whiten all teeth at the same time
  • Long-lasting results
  • Remove years of stains in under an hour with in-office treatments
  • Closely monitored treatment to ensure your safety and desired results
  • Minimal sensitivity to teeth and gums
  • Post-treatment gel provides added sensitivity protection after whitening

The internal structure of your teeth remains healthy and intact during the Zoom chairside whitening treatment. Take-home trays provide the same level of safety and whitening, but with the convenience of brightening your teeth at home.

What types of stains can the Zoom whitening system remove?

As you get older, the dentin — the inner part of your tooth — begins to yellow. Since enamel is translucent, the yellow dentin is visible. Additionally, years of drinking dark-colored beverages like coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can cause your teeth to appear stained. And if you smoke, tobacco stains your teeth even more.

 

Both the Zoom in-office and at-home whitening systems bleach these types of stains so your teeth appear whiter and brighter. At your consultation, Dr. Kim examines your teeth and the types of stains you wish to improve so she can recommend the best type of whitening program for your specific needs.

In some cases, such as if your teeth have staining from medications like tetracycline, porcelain veneers are a better solution than teeth whitening.

How long do the results of teeth whitening treatments last?

Results of your whitening treatment can last a year or more if you continue to brush and floss as Dr. Kim advises. Avoiding foods and beverages that stain your teeth helps your Zoom results last longer, and quitting smoking also maximizes the results.

Many adults like to come in for a whitening treatment touch-up after a year. You can also do touch-up treatments at home to keep your desired shade of white.

If you want to feel more confident about your smile, call or click online to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.