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Caring for your pearly whites is essential to a healthy, radiant smile. Diligent daily brushing and flossing keep your teeth and gums looking their best. At Staten Island Dental Arts Center located in Staten Island, New York, we have been helping our patients achieve healthier smiles for over 25 years. Dr. Matthew Scaffa and our team have also noticed that the number one change our patients request for their smile is whiter, brighter teeth. So, what are some things that can stain and discolor your teeth?

1- Food and beverages: berries, certain candies, coffee, tea, and red wine can attach to the tooth enamel and stain it.

2- Tobacco use: tar and nicotine can darken teeth.

3- Medications: drugs such as antibiotics, antipsychotics, antihistamines, and high blood pressure medications can alter tooth enamel.

4- Age: as enamel thins out over time, the yellower dentin layer beneath comes through.

5- Trauma: injury can darken tooth color because the tooth creates more dentin in response to an injury.

If your teeth have yellowed, and you don’t have crowns or fillings in the teeth that can be seen when you smile, our team at Staten Island Dental Arts Center can help. We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening for our patients in Staten Island, New York, and Pleasant Plains and Old Place, New York, as well as Bayonne, Woodbridge, Old Bridge, Piscataway, New Brunswick, Monroe, and Middlesex and Union Counties, New Jersey.

If you are ready to make a change in your smile, and are interested in learning how our tooth whitening treatment can help you, please give our experienced team a call today at (718) 948 4393. Dr. Matthew Scaffa is always happy to assist our patients in achieving the radiant smiles they deserve!