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Teeth whitening Ridgefield 

A woman showing her whitened teeth. Dr. Joseph Portale and his staff are thoroughly qualified to provide teeth whitening for those that live in the Ridgefield area. If you've been self-conscious about the color of your teeth, you should consider taking advantage of the excellent teeth whitening services at Portale Dental. The process is safe and most people are able to achieve fantastic results through teeth whitening.

Who Is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

The ideal candidates for teeth whitening are individuals that suffer from surface stains or yellowing teeth. Although most individuals are suitable candidates for teeth whitening treatment, there are some that may not benefit from the procedure, including those with teeth restorations such as porcelain veneers. Additionally, those with sensitive teeth are advised to avoid teeth whitening. If you want a brighter smile to improve your confidence, then you may want to consider the option of teeth whitening, either on its own or in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures as part of a comprehensive smile makeover.

If you would like to set up a consultation to learn whether you’re a good candidate to receive teeth whitening treatments, contact our Ridgefield dental practice

The Procedure

The teeth whitening procedure will begin with Dr. Portale performing a minor cleaning and removal of any plaque that may be found along the gum line, and that will be followed by an application of a hydrogen-peroxide-based gel on the teeth. A special laser will then be used to activate the bleaching properties of the gel, whitening the teeth. The treatment may take several applications; however, the number of applications depends on your particular teeth and how many shades whiter you want them to be. During the in-office teeth whitening process, we will do everything possible to make sure your experience is a comfortable one.

If you’re in the scenario where you want to have teeth whitening done, but don’t have the time to stop by our office, you may request a take-home teeth whitening kit. Just like the in-office teeth whitening procedure, you will meet with Dr. Portale for a check-up to determine whether you have any cavities or plaque buildup that may disrupt the process. Then we will make precise impressions of your teeth in order to create a whitening tray that’s specifically crafted to your teeth’s specifications. Dr. Portale will then give you the teeth whitening gel to use with the trays and set up a plan for when you should wear your trays.

Benefits and Risks of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening provides many advantages, in addition to the obvious brightening up of your smile. For example, teeth whitening: 

  • Is able to whiten deep-set stains
  • Allows you to control the brightness of your smile
  • Is non-invasive
  • Is private and convenient

Although they are rare, there are some potential side effects and risks that come along with the teeth whitening process. One potential problem is increased sensitivity of the gums. Another aspect to consider is that even though most of the time teeth whitening will provide patients with beautiful results, there are other times where the desired results aren’t met. Factors like the degree of discoloration or the patient’s lifestyle will affect the results.

Cost of Teeth Whitening

The cost of teeth whitening has become rather affordable and with Dr. Portale you’ll get quality service at an affordable price. Naturally, the cost depends on the degree of whitening that is necessary to meet the preferences of the patient. At-home teeth whitening kits will be more affordable, although the process can be considerably longer. 

Learn More about Teeth Whitening

At Portale Dental, we offer with a variety of teeth whitening deals. For example, we will give you free whitening gel for your trays when you come in for routine visits, and we also offer a whitening for life program. For further information on teeth whitening, contact our Ridgefield practice, serving Cliffside Park, Edgewater, and North Bergen.

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555 Bergen Blvd
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

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