Teeth Whitening - Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

Trusted, Safe, & Highly Effective Professional Teeth Whitening

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Need a brighter smile now? An in-office teeth whitening treatment can be a game-changer. Ditch dingy stains and the yellowing that ages you. Brighten up with a quick and simple in-office teeth whitening treatment in as little as an hour.

How Can Teeth Whitening Improve My Smile?

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Teeth whitening in Parsippany-Troy Hills can improve your smile by bleaching away stains and banishing discoloration. This is done by applying a whitening agent that contains hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide bleaches your tooth enamel in a few ways.

First, it increases the porosity of your teeth, exposing microtubules in your teeth so the whitening product can work its way through the enamel, and down into the dentin so it can also break down intrinsic stains that are in the deeper layers of the tooth.

Volatile oxygen molecules from the peroxide react with staining molecules in the tooth enamel and break their bonds to reveal a brighter smile. Contact a cosmetic dentist near you to schedule a teeth whitening consultation!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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If you have an important event coming up or expect to take formal photos, an in-office treatment will provide you with the most instant and drastic whitening boost that’s up to 8 shades lighter in a single hour-long session.

Dr. Elsaid will apply the whitening gel directly to your teeth and activate it with UV light which speeds up the chemical reaction that lifts stains off of your teeth. After an hour, the whitening gel will be rinsed out and you will leave the office with immediate results.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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If you have sensitive teeth or would prefer to whiten your teeth at home much like you can with over-the-counter whitening strips, we offer an option to do this with dental-grade ingredients. You will first need to come in for a short appointment so we can take impressions of your teeth.

These impressions are sent over to a lab that will fabricate tailor-made whitening trays based on your impressions. With precisely made trays that fit perfectly over your teeth and don’t run over your gums, this prevents the whitening gel from irritating your mouth’s soft tissues.

Once your trays have been fabricated and returned to our office, you’ll pick them up and begin your treatment at home. The gel will be applied to the inside of your trays and placed over your teeth.

Because the peroxide is formulated at a lower concentration, it needs to be used for a longer duration to achieve comparable results to in-office whitening. You will need to wear your trays each day as instructed for up to 2 weeks.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

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Improve Oral Health

Getting rid of tooth stains is an important step in improving your overall oral health. Patients are more likely to care for their teeth and practice good oral hygiene when they have invested in the aesthetics of their smile.

Improve Smile

Teeth whitening will brighten up your smile and reduce the appearance of stains to improve the appearance of your teeth which will complement your whole smile and make you look more youthful.

Special Event Preparation

Whether you’re attending a wedding or a dance, taking important photos, or want to look your best for a specific occasion, whitening your teeth is a great way to ensure stains don’t get in the way of your photos and social interaction.

Boost Confidence

Discoloration can take a big toll on your confidence, causing you to avoid social gatherings, taking photos, and even looking in the mirror. Not only can this negatively affect your self-esteem, but it can reduce your quality of life.

Our Teeth Whitening Process

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Our dentist in Parsippany will examine your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening.

Treatment Plan

After discussing your cosmetic goals with you and taking note of the severity of your discoloration and determining if you have sensitive teeth, Dr. Elsaid will help you determine what whitening treatment is right for you.


The preparation methods for teeth whitening depend on what type of whitening you are receiving. For take-home whitening, we need to take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab that will create your whitening trays. For in-office whitening, we will protect your soft tissues by holding your mouth open with a cheek retractor and applying a protective gel to your gums.

Application of Whitening Product

The whitening agent will be applied to your teeth or to your trays for a specified amount of time to bleach your tooth enamel.


Once your teeth have been whitened, you will need to avoid habits like smoking and consuming staining foods and drinks to maintain those white teeth.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

What’s the Difference Between Professional and Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?

Patients often wonder if they can get the results of an in-office treatment with a store-bought whitening kit. The short answer is “no!” Professional whitening treatments utilize clinically tested, more concentrated strength gels while over-the-counter products use diluted ones. Professional whitening treatments can be completed in-office or with custom fit take home trays. Working with your dentist, they will evaluate your specific dental and esthetic needs, and help pick the correct whitening treatment for your teeth.

How Can I Make My Teeth Whitening Results Last?

When you see the results of your teeth whitening treatment, you’ll want to do everything you can to make them last as long as possible. The good news is that there are several relatively easy steps you can take to accomplish this goal. First, commit to a solid oral hygiene regimen. Second, use a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages (like coffee) and avoid unhealthy dental habits, like smoking. Third, come in for a checkup and cleaning every six months. If needed, we can provide a touch-up treatment to keep your smile looking nice and bright!

Is Teeth Whitening Covered By Dental Insurance?

Usually, dental insurance providers don’t cover treatments that aren’t “medically necessary,” like teeth whitening. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to save at our Parsippany dental office! We offer third-party financing and in office payment plans that allow you to space out the cost instead of paying for the entire treatment at once. We also have our very own membership plan that comes with sizeable discounts, and we offer periodic specials to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. In short, if you’re interested in learning more about the cost of teeth whitening, don’t hesitate to reach out to us so we can help.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

If you have an important event, like a wedding or job interview, rapidly approaching, you might be wondering, “How long does teeth whitening treatment take?” If you opt for take-home teeth whitening, then you can expect to see results in about two weeks. If you go the in-office route, then you’ll see the results immediately. In fact, we can lighten your teeth by several shades in just an hour!

Is There Anything I Shouldn’t Eat After Whitening My Teeth?

Naturally, you want to steer clear of foods and drinks that can stain a white T-shirt such as blueberries, marinara sauce, coffee, tea, red wine especially for the first 48 hours after teeth whitening. Instead, try to fill your plate with light-colored foods, like white fish, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, bananas, and plain yogurt.