Teeth Whitening

Comprehensive Family Dentistry located in Fort Lee, NJ

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Teeth Whitening services offered in Fort Lee, NJ

Schedule teeth whitening if you have yellow or discolored teeth because of smoking, poor oral hygiene, or the natural aging process. At J Park Dental in Fort Lee, New Jersey, family dentist Jihye Park, DDS, and her team provide in-office chairside teeth whitening with Philips Zoom!® The Philips Zoom system can make your smile up to eight shades whiter* in a single visit. To request a teeth whitening consultation today, call the office or book online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is an outpatient procedure that removes stains from the surfaces of your teeth. 

There are many teeth whitening systems available, but Dr. Park and her team offer in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom!. Philips Zoom! uses hydrogen peroxide gel to brighten your smile quickly and effectively. 

Why do teeth change color?

Everyone experiences tooth discoloration due to the natural aging process. Routine activities, such as biting, chewing, and speaking, cause your tooth enamel to erode, revealing more of the yellow dentin underneath.

You might also have discolored teeth as a result of:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Using tobacco
  • Eating certain foods, like tomato-based sauces
  • Drinking lots of coffee, soda, or red wine
  • Taking certain prescription medications

Some people even experience tooth discoloration because of oral trauma.

What does teeth whitening involve?

At J Park Dental, Dr. Park provides teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! Onsite.

Before recommending treatment, she reviews your dental records and asks about your goals. Dr. Park then completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays, checking for tooth decay and gum disease. If your mouth is healthy, you qualify for treatment.

Dr. Park covers your gums and tongue with a protective dam and applies the Zoom! whitening solution to each of your teeth. She lets the solution sit for 20 minutes while your teeth absorb it. Then, Dr. Park points a special light at your smile, triggering a whitening reaction.

Sometimes, one application is enough to provide stunning results. But if you have dark or particularly noticeable stains, Dr. Park might recommend more.

At the end of the treatment, Dr. Park rinses your mouth, polishes your teeth, and provides recovery instructions.

Is teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! safe?

Teeth whitening treatment with Philips Zoom! is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it can present risks. For example, in the days after your treatment, it’s normal to experience increased tooth and gum sensitivity. Any discomfort should improve within a day or two, but if it continues or worsens, contact Dr. Park immediately.

How long does Zoom! teeth whitening last?

Zoom! teeth whitening typically lasts 3-4 months*, but you can extend your results with good oral hygiene. Dr. Park recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive care.

To learn more about teeth whitening today, call J Park Dental or click the online booking feature.

*Individual results may vary.