A recent Kelton Research study revealed that people with bright, beautiful smiles appear more attractive and successful. In fact, a large portion of the people polled for the study said a smile was one of the first things they noticed when meeting someone new. Whether you want to make a great first impression or look your best for a job interview, a gorgeous smile is key. Unfortunately, over time our smiles often become stained. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how our professional teeth whitening services can brighten smiles marred by discoloration.


Extrinsic and Intrinsic Tooth Stains

Did you know there are two kinds of stains? Knowing the difference allows your Livingston dentists to properly address your smile imperfections. Extrinsic stains occur on the outer surface of our teeth. This discoloration often results from the foods or drinks we consume, such as soda, coffee, tea, or red wine. Intrinsic stains affect the layer of tooth structure just beneath the outer enamel known as dentin. These stains often require more than regular teeth whitening to remove. Intrinsic discoloration can be caused by overexposure to fluoride as a child, antibiotics such as tetracycline, or trauma to the tooth.

Cosmetic Consultation

To obtain the bright smile you desire, first make an appointment with Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom. After a thorough oral examination, your Livingston dentists can pinpoint the severity of your discoloration and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

Teeth Whitening

To address common extrinsic stains, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom may recommend either our in-office or at-home teeth whitening systems. For Intrinsic stains, we offer porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and at-home teeth whitening.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists

Do want a brighter smile? Interested in removing embarrassing teeth stains? Contact your Livingston cosmetic dentists today. Schedule a consultation with your Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom today to discuss which of teeth whitening services can best perfect your smile. We offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.