Teeth Whitening – Ledgewood, NJ

Transform Your Smile, Transform Your Confidence!

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If you’ve tried store-bought whitening kits and been disappointed time and time again, you’re not alone. After all, the one-size-fits-all applicators and diluted whitening gels are designed to lighten your teeth by a shade or two, not to completely transform your smile. The good news is that our in-office and take-home whitening treatments are personalized to your unique aesthetic goals and can lighten your teeth by eight shades or more! To learn more, you can schedule a consultation with our Ledgewood cosmetic dentist or read on.

Why Choose McCleaster Family Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • McCleaster Family Dental logo Experienced Cosmetic Dentist with a Keen Eye for Detail
  • McCleaster Family Dental logo Convenient Appointment Times
  • McCleaster Family Dental logo Flexible Financing Available Through CareCredit

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Like most other dental treatments, candidates for teeth whitening are determined on a case-by-case basis. Generally speaking, however, patients who are unhappy with their smiles due to noticeable dental discoloration are great candidates. So, if you wish your teeth were whiter, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment! That way, our dedicated cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael McCleaster , can learn more about your aesthetic goals, the state of your oral health, and the cause of the stains in order to determine if professional teeth whitening is the best cosmetic dental service for you.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Smile before and after teeth whitening treatment

At McCleaster Family Dental we use GLO whitening systems to transform our patients’ smiles. Naturally, the brightening process will look a bit different based on whether you choose an in-office or take-home treatment. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of each!

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Like the kits you’ll find at your local grocery store or pharmacy, our take-home whitening kits allow you to whiten your teeth at your convenience. However, there is an important difference: the professional treatments we offer utilize clinically-tested, safe, and incredibly effective whitening agents. As a result, you’ll see a noticeable difference in just a few weeks!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening treatments typically only take an hour, and it’s possible for us to lighten your teeth by eight shades in that time! So, you can see why patients who are in a bit of a rush to transform their smile prefer this option.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Usually, the results last anywhere from 3-6 months. To prevent stubborn stains from resurfacing shortly after your whitening treatment, we recommend:

  • Using a straw when drinking soda, wine, and other dark-colored beverages.
  • Eating light-colored foods, like oatmeal and white fish.
  • Brushing your teeth after each meal.
  • Flossing and rinsing with mouthwash each evening.
  • Avoiding unhealthy dental habits, like smoking.
  • Getting a dental checkup and cleaning every six months.