Dental Services in Hawthorne, Nutley & Surrounding Areas

New Year, New Smile

Achieving Whiter, Brighter Smiles

Have you been waiting for the right time to get a new smile? There’s no better time than the New Year! In 2021, we want you to start the year strong and confident with beautiful, bright teeth. Treatments such as teeth whitening lighten teeth, helping remove discoloration and stains that have taken place over time.

Why Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Service?

The primary target of a teeth whitening is the tooth enamel, which results from the natural color combined with the color of the dentin underneath. The reflecting light off the dentin gives you the overall color of your smile. Other defining factors are the smoothness and thickness of the enamel, which is usually the result of inherited genes as well as the overall wear of the enamel over time.

Some reasons your smile might not be not so bright may include:

  • Poor dental care (not brushing and flossing every single day or not attending your biannual dental visits)
  • Natural aging (wear and tear; dentin starts to yellow over time)
    Smoking or tobacco stains
  • Dark-colored liquids (coffee, tea, soda, wine)
  • Dental trauma (if the dentin is damaged, it can create a darker layer underneath the enamel)
    Medications (certain medications or medical care can cause discoloration or dental damage)

Best Options for Yellow & Discolored Teeth

If these sound like reasons you have yellowing teeth, then we can help find the solution to give you a whiter smile. The teeth whitening process is simple; whitening products contain a safe tooth bleach that breaks up stains and targets your tooth enamel.

There are three common teeth whitening options:

  • Stain Removal Toothpaste: These usually contain mild abrasives and polishing agents that remove stains on the enamel surface, but are not as permanent in results compared to professional teeth whiting treatments.
  • Teeth Whitening Trays: Our team can provide you with trays for at-home teeth whitening with instructions on how to whiten, for how long, and how many solutions to place in the trays. You can also purchase an over-the-counter bleaching product, but be sure to discuss options with our team.
  • In-Office Teeth Whitening: Typically only requiring one to two visits, chairside bleaching is quickly done. A protective gel or rubber shield protects your gums, and then the bleaching treatment is applied to your teeth.

We invite you to speak to our team about whether you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. We will work with you to figure out your best options. Of course, one of the best and simplest ways to keep your smile white and bright is to maintain excellent dental care. This includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and seeing your dentist at least twice a year (preferably every 6 months).

Please contact us online for more info. We will be happy to schedule a time for you and help you achieve your best smile today!