Teeth Whitening Specialist

Edison Dental Health Center

David Illes, DDS

General Dentistry located in Edison, NJ

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most effective ways of enhancing your smile and helping you feel more confident. As an expert cosmetic dentist, David Illes, DDS, provides individualized teeth whitening treatments at Edison Dental Health Center in Edison, New Jersey. Use the online scheduler to book your teeth whitening appointment today or call the office directly to schedule a visit.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

It’s common to question whether opting for professional teeth whitening is going to be more effective than at-home teeth whitening kits. The issue with home whitening kits is that it’s easy to get the abrasive solution onto your delicate gum tissue, which can lead to bleeding and sore gums.

Plus, you may leave the solution on too long and cause tooth sensitivity, or not leave the bleaching agent on long enough and end up with poor results. Professional teeth whitening treatments prevent these issues. Your personalized whitening treatment at Edison Dental Health Center:

  • Leaves your teeth several shades whiter in a single session
  • Minimizes tooth sensitivity or gum irritation
  • Provides even whitening results

Because professional teeth whitening involves being monitored by dental professionals, you can feel confident that your treatment is going to be safe and effective.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening with a state-of-the-art professional teeth-whitening system helps you achieve a visibly brighter and whiter smile, with one short treatment. The clinical-grade bleaching agents penetrate through your tooth’s enamel and outer layer to brighten the underlying layers.

To help the whitening solution be even more effective, Dr. Illes may suggest using WhiteSpeed. This specialized light enhances the effects of the bleaching agents, which yields the most dramatic results: up to eight shades whiter!

What happens during teeth whitening?

Your professional teeth whitening session at Edison Dental Health Center is entirely comfortable and pain-free. Dr. Illes has you select your ideal shade of white by comparing your teeth to a shade guide. He also takes a “before” picture for comparison.

After cleaning and polishing your teeth, Dr. Illes puts a retractor in your mouth to keep your lips and cheeks away from your teeth. He carefully applies a protective solution and then the whitening gel to each tooth individually.

All you have to do is lie back and relax as the bleaching agents whiten your teeth. After about 15 minutes, Dr. Illes examines your teeth to see if they’re the shade of white you want. If you want to go whiter, he simply applies a little more gel and has you relax a little longer. He can also use the WhiteSpeed light if requested.

Once your teeth whitening treatment at Edison Dental Health Center is complete, you rinse out your mouth thoroughly and take an “after” picture to better see your results. Dr. Illes often suggests avoiding foods and drinks (except water) for several hours and counsels you on steps you can take at home to keep your teeth white for as long as possible.

Brighten your smile by getting a professional teeth whitening treatment at Edison Dental Health Center. Book your teeth whitening visit either online or over the phone.