As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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With our warmest wishes for your health and safety, we look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to keep you as healthy as possible.

Dr. Cortese and Staff

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Teeth Whitening Treatments in Princeton, NJ

Get Your Bright Smile Back

Even the straightest smile can seem drab when a person’s teeth are discolored. There are several reasons why your teeth can discolor even when you follow the best oral hygiene routine. With professional teeth whitening at Princeton Prosthodontics, patients can enjoy sparkling, white smiles that take years off their looks. Learn all about our teeth whitening solutions by reading more below.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

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Professional teeth whitening restores the natural surface color of the teeth by lifting deep stains and debris. Whitening the teeth beyond their normal color involves the use of a bleaching agent, which typically contains hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. At Princeton Prosthodontics, our teeth whitening solutions are both safe and effective.

Teeth whitening is one of the most requested procedures in cosmetic dentistry. While many people use over-the-counter products, such as toothpaste with whitening properties to bleach their teeth, sometimes a visit to the dentist’s office is necessary to restore that bright, white smile.

Common Reasons Teeth Stain

There are several reasons why teeth become stained:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Certain medications

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Everyone loves to have a bright smile on their face. Teeth whitening has helped many of our patients accomplish their smile goals and it can help achieve yours too! By choosing to start the teeth whitening process with Dr. Cortese, you can enjoy many benefits including:

  • Safe and comfortable process
  • Guaranteed results
  • Quick and easy visits
  • A boost in confidence
  • Improved oral health

Teeth Whitening Solutions

At Princeton Prosthodontics, we offer both in-office and at-home whitening treatments:

In-Office Whitening

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At your in-office appointment, Dr. Cortese will make sure you’re comfortable and the process goes smoothly. The teeth whitening procedure first involves the application of a protective layer on the gums and soft tissues to guard against any possibilities of chemical burns. Then, a safe bleaching agent is applied to the teeth to eliminate the stains and restore the teeth to their full, pure whiteness.

In just one appointment, your smile will go from dull to dazzling.

At-Home Whitening

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We also offer professional at-home teeth whitening kits that you can use in the comfort of your home. During your consultation, Dr. Costese will take impressions of your teeth for your customized whitening trays. Once they're created, we’ll call you to pick up your kits. During this time, Dr. Cortese will go over the process and steps on how to complete the treatment.

In just a few weeks of professional at-home teeth whitening treatment, you’ll start to notice the sparkling results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does teeth whitening hurt?

A teeth whitening treatment isn’t a painful experience. However, some patients may feel a bit of sensitivity when whitening at home. If this is the case for you, we recommend having an in-office whitening treatment, where a dentist can supervise the treatment and monitor the potency of the bleaching agent to help alleviate any discomfort.

Teeth whitening products shouldn’t damage the teeth or enamel. The treatment uses a bleaching agent with a low concentration of peroxide so it won't hurt the teeth.

When will I see the results of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening results appear differently for everyone. The concentration of the whitening solution, the food consumed right after a bleaching treatment (beverages like coffee and tea can stain the teeth), and adherence to the recommended treatment plan can all affect the results of your teeth whitening treatment. In-office whitening results typically appear quicker because the bleaching solution is stronger than our at-home solutions.

Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?

Since teeth whitening is considered an elective cosmetic treatment, most insurance companies won’t offer coverage. However, our Princeton team recommends contacting your provider for a more in-depth explanation of your coverage. If you have any questions about the cost of treatment, call our knowledgeable dental team at (609) 552-0800, and we’ll be more than happy to help.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

Teeth whitening costs vary, depending on the specific treatment or system. Generally, in-office treatment is more expensive than at-home whitening, but you’ll notice results sooner. To learn more about whitening and the associated costs, please contact Dr. Cortese today by calling our Princeton office at (609) 552-0800.

Contact Dr. Cortese for Teeth Whitening Today

If you live in the Princeton or New Jersey area and are tired of a dull-looking smile, consider Dr. Cortese for a professional teeth whitening treatment. Simply contact our office at (609) 552-0800 to learn more about our teeth whitening treatments and schedule a consultation today. We look forward to helping you achieve all of your smile goals!

Princeton Prosthodontics - Dr. Michael Cortese

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.