What impresses you when you first meet someone? The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says 1 in 2 adults believe smiles are the most noticed physical features. Cosmetic dentist in Florham Park, Dr. John Carollo, agrees and offers Opalescence teeth whitening to help patients improve their tooth color. Are you a candidate for teeth whitening in Florham Park?
January 27, 2017
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October 6, 2015
If you’ve got gapped, crowded or otherwise crooked teeth, you’ve probably been thinking about getting them fixed for awhile. And now you’re reading this blog post — that’s proof you’re ready to do something about those misaligned teeth. But what’s the best option for getting a straighter smile? The thought of metal brackets and wires sends most adults into a nervous panic, but there are other options — like invisible braces with Invisalign in Florham Park.
September 15, 2015
Stains, chips, unevenness–on one tooth or many, imperfections are noticeable to others and embarrassing to you. Short of refinishing with porcelain crowns or lengthy orthodontic treatment, what’s your solution? It could be Florham park porcelain veneers.
April 15, 2015
Think of spring cleaning and what comes to mind? Washing the windows, cleaning the gutters, organizing the garage, trimming the trees, whitening your teeth. What? What was that last one? Yep. There’s no better time that spring to whiten your teeth. And there’s no better dentist to trust with your teeth whitening than Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ.
As we age, our teeth succumb to staining and discoloration. This can have a number of different causes including:
- Your favorite foods and drinks, such as strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, coffee, cola and red wine
- Certain antibiotics, such as tetracycline
- Tobacco use
- Teeth grinding, which can lead to micro-cracks that hide stains
- Falls and other injuries that cause teeth to crack, which collect staining debris
- The unavoidable aging process
Teeth Whitening to the Rescue
While there are a number of over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, none can compare to the results you’ll see with treatment in your dentist’s office. Dr. Carollo uses Opalescence®, which contains either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to penetrate your teeth’s outer layer—the enamel—to reach and bleach the discolored molecules inside your tooth’s middle layer, the dentin. With Opalescence, you can choose to whiten your teeth in our office or in the comfort of your own home.
Opalescence Boost is the in-office variety and contains a 40 percent hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel that whitens teeth in about one hour. Your smile will be several shades brighter after just one treatment. On the other hand, if you can’t spare the time for an in-office appointment and would rather whiten your teeth at home, then we can give you Opalescence PF. This take-home whitening kit comes with professional grade gel and custom-made trays. Simply fill the trays with gel and wear them according to Dr. Carollo’s instructions.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To make teeth whitening part of your spring cleaning, call the office of Dr. Carollo today. We serve patients in Florham Park, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.
January 15, 2015
If you’ve ever contemplated getting braces to straighten your teeth, then you should know that it’s never too late and you’re never too old to straighten your teeth. So, even if you’re an adult who is busy with a career and family, you can still enjoy the cosmetic and oral health benefits of having a smile without crowded or misaligned teeth. While metal braces are always an option, a better choice for you might be Invisalign® clear plastic aligners. With Invisalign, Dr. John A. Carollo in Florham Park, NJ, creates beautiful smiles almost, well, invisibly.
Your first step toward a smile with straighter teeth is a consultation with Dr. Carollo. Here, you and the dentist will discuss what you want to achieve with orthodontia. Dr. Carollo will also thoroughly examine and assess the health of your teeth and gums, checking for any signs of decay or gum disease that needs addressing before you begin orthodontic treatment.
The Invisalign Process
Then, we will take x-rays, photographs and impressions that are sent to Invisalign where they create a 3D image of your teeth. This imaging allows Dr. Carollo to build a treatment plan that shows how your teeth will move over the course of treatment and how they will look when treatment is completed.
Also from Dr. Carollo’s treatment plan, Invisalign fabricates the clear plastic aligners that you’ll wear to straighten your teeth. The aligners are removable, so you’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth as usual.
Your aligners are arranged in a series of sets for your upper and lower teeth. You’ll wear each set every day for approximately two weeks, and then you’ll move on to the next set. As you progress through each series, you’ll actually see your teeth gradually move into position. Others might not even notice because the Invisalign aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic. In most cases, Dr. Carollo’s have a straight smile in about one year.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Carollo. We create beautiful and healthy smiles for patients in Florham Park, NJ, as well as in Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.
November 10, 2014
A smile is the one language that is understood around the world. Just a smile can say so much: “Hello.” “Nice to see you.” “Have a good day.” However, if you have teeth that you prefer to hide, then your smile may not be able to say much. Porcelain veneers can repair a number of dental flaws that require treatment. With porcelain veneers, Dr. John A. Carollo has returned smiles to the faces of many patients in Florham Park, NJ, and the surrounding areas.
Over the years, teeth can become unattractive for a number of reasons:
- Chips and cracks, whether due to normal wear and tear or traumatic injury
- Severe discoloration that can be genetic, but more than likely is caused by consuming coffee, red wine, colas, carrots and other deeply colored foods and beverages
- Uneven teeth, whether from teeth grinding or daily wear and tear
- Misaligned teeth or teeth with uneven spacing that may worsen with age
Porcelain Veneers to the Rescue
Porcelain veneers, which are micro-thin layers of dental porcelain that are cemented to your existing teeth, can repair all of these imperfections. First, you and Dr. Carollo will meet to discuss your goals. He will perform a thorough exam and begin the process of designing your customized veneers. To apply the veneers, he’ll prep your teeth and then use a special dental bonding material to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth. Then, if necessary, he will slightly shape and trim the veneers so they look completely natural.
Porcelain veneers are actually more resistant to staining than natural teeth. However, they are susceptible to chips and cracks, so you may need to avoid biting on hard foods, such as nuts or bones. But with daily brushing and flossing, and regular checkups with Dr. Carollo, your porcelain veneers will have you speaking the universal language of “Smile!” for many years.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re wondering what porcelain veneers can do for your smile, then call the office of Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ. We’ll be glad to schedule a consultation. We also serve patients in Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.