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Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

If you find yourself wanting whiter teeth every time you flash a smile for the mirror, you're not alone. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental procedures in the nation - in fact, the American Association of Orthodontists estimates that 90% of dental patients request teeth whitening from their dentist at some point.

Amara Dental located in Toms River is here to help you get that pearly smile you've been wanting. To get whiter teeth, there's a twofold path you can take: First, to cut down on the factors that lead to tooth yellowing and discoloration, and then to speak with your dentist about the right in-office or at-home teeth whitening treatment for you.

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While some factors that cause teeth discoloration are avoidable, others are not. Take a look at some of the most common ones:

Drinks - If you drink coffee or tea in the morning to get going, or unwind in the evening with a glass of red wine, your daily habits are probably contributing to tooth discoloration. Coffee, tea and red wine contain color pigments called chromogens, which stain your teeth.
Smoking - Tar and nicotine, two substances found in tobacco (whether smoked or chewed), darken teeth with a yellowish hue. Furthermore, tobacco use increases your risk of oral health problems like periodontal disease and oral cancer.
Aging - Your teeth have two outer layers: A white topmost layer called enamel and, right beneath it, yellowish dentin. As you age, your enamel can naturally abrade, revealing dentin beneath.
Injury and Medication - Mouth trauma from a fall or blow can darken your teeth, since more dentin will develop in response to an injury. Certain medications as well as chemotherapy can also darken teeth.

Teeth Whitening from Amara Dental located in Toms River​

We've been restoring beautiful, bright and pearly smiles for  years to residents of Toms River, Beachwood, Pine Beach, Seaside Heights, Brick, Ocean Gate, Lakehurst, and Ocean County, New Jersey. Here are a few of the most common teeth whitening treatments that Amara Dental located in Toms River can provide:

At-Home Whitening - If your level of discoloration is relatively mild, you may be able to get your desired color at home. ADA-approved whitening toothpastes with polishing agents remove surface stains.

In-Office Whitening - Whitening toothpastes do not contain actual bleach. If your teeth discoloration is more serious, you'll have to come into our office (located in Toms River and conveniently near Beachwood, Pine Beach, Seaside Heights, Brick, Ocean Gate, Lakehurst, and Ocean County, New Jersey) for chairside bleaching. This process typically takes only one visit and can significantly whiten teeth. 

Bleach Alternatives - In some cases, the above whitening processes won't work. While yellow teeth typically respond well to bleach, gray and brown teeth do not. However, there are alternatives. Dental veneers cover teeth with a natural-looking, protective layer, hiding discoloration. If you have missing teeth as well as discolored ones, dental implants, which recreate the look of natural teeth and won't come loose, might be the right choice for you.

No matter what the cause of yellow or otherwise discolored teeth, Amara Dental of Toms River can find the right solution for you. Call Amara Dental of Toms River at 732-473-1444 to schedule a consultation today!​​

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