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Topic – Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
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RC: Hello everyone, this is Liz Harvey coming to you from our razorcast™ studios in New York City where we are dedicated to bringing you top quality advice from many of the leading expert professionals across the United States.
In today’s episode we are speaking with Dr. John Vitale. Dr. Vitale is the founder of Dr. John R. Vitale, DMD at Port Liberte, a general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry practice in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has an extensive dental background that began at Iona College and then at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Vitale has been practicing in the area for over 35 years and is currently a member of the International Congress of Implantology. He is also certified in BOTOX® and dermal fillers and he continues his education in the dental field with monthly classes. Dr. Vitale has also had the pleasure of traveling to Honduras and Panama to provide charity dental care to needy patients.
Dr. Vitale is widely considered to be one of the top dentists in the country and he is also a contributing member of our national network of industry professionals.
Today we are going to talk about a very important topic: Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
RC: Hi Dr. Vitale, how are you today?
Dr. John Vitale: I’m fine thank you and yourself?
RC: I’m great, thanks so much for being here.
Dr. John Vitale: My pleasure.
Question 1: What are the different options available for teeth whitening?
RC: So what are the different options available for teeth whitening?
Dr. John Vitale: Well there are whitening strips available that a person can buy in a local pharmacy or even department store. There are prescription whitening strips that one can get at a dental office and there are machines, in-house machines that dentists have to whiten people’s teeth. Those are your three basic different types.
Question 2: How do you decide which method will work the best for your patients, what factors are considered?
RC: Okay and how do you decide which method will work the best for your patients and what factors are considered?
Dr. John Vitale: Well I think it’s always best to use the in-house machine because we have more control over what we’re doing. The dentist is administering the whitening solutions and the machines that we use have lights on them that have different intensities for different people and different tooth situations like for instance sensitivity or what have you. And I think the results are substantially better when you use in-house but you could also use department store strips.
Question 3: What side effects do people experience during a teeth whitening process?
RC: Okay and what side effects do people experience during a teeth whitening process?
Dr. John Vitale: Well the biggest side effect is sensitivity and I think you get more sensitivity when you’re using store bought items than you do in the dental office when the dentist is there and administers the bleaching solutions. And again we have these lights that have certain intensities that we can control sensitivity with.
Question 4: How long does a teeth whitening or bleaching treatment last before it needs to be repeated?
RC: Okay and how long does a teeth whitening or bleaching treatment last before it needs to be repeated?
Dr. John Vitale: With the strips you have to bleach periodically, like monthly. After your initial one month session of bleaching your teeth than once a month afterwards you should bleach up again. In-house with a machine, you would probably last about a year and a half to two years. Periodically we give the patient also a kit to take home and every three months they’ll use it for one day or two days and that brings their teeth right back up to where they were initially. So to answer your question about two years total with in-house bleaching.
Question 5: Once teeth are whitened or bleached, what is the best advice for trying to keep them white?
RC: Okay and you’ve kind of already said this a little bit but once teeth are whitened or bleached, what is the best advice for people to try and keep them white?
Dr. John Vitale: Well keeping your teeth white depends on a couple of factors, some of the inherent factors of your teeth themselves. For instance a person with a real hard enamel tooth and this person gets their teeth whitened, the chances are good that that tooth is going to stay white for a longer period of time. Less dense teeth will not stay as white. So you have to stay off red wines and red colored things and brush often obviously and use a whitening toothpaste, that would help. But a lot of it is, believe it or not, genetic and that would determine actually how white your tooth stays and how long it stays white.
RC: Okay well thank you Dr. Vitale. We know you’re really busy so I just want to thank you for your time and help today.
Dr. John Vitale: You’re welcome.
RC: And for our listeners across the country, if you are interested in speaking with Dr. John Vitale, you can either go online at www.drjohnrvitale.com or call 201-521-9800 to schedule an appointment.
On behalf of our entire team at razorcast™, we want to thank you for listening and we look forward to bringing you more top quality content from our country’s leading industry professionals.