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Why are teeth white?

The hard surface of a tooth is composed of two layers. The outermost layer is the enamel and the layer underneath is the dentin.

The enamel is made up of calcium (the same thing which makes up our bones) and is naturally white in color. This is the primary reason that teeth are white.

Why do teeth get discolored?

Years of habits (cigarette smoking, tobacco use) and certain beverages (soda, juice, coffee, tea) can create discolorations or stain a person’s teeth. In addition, some medications, past dental work, heredity and simply growing older can leave those once pearly whites looking not quite so appealing.

In addition, the dentin (which is the layer under the enamel), is darker and more yellow in color than the enamel. Enamel is somewhat translucent and therefore the color of the dentin (dark and yellow) can appear through the enamel. As the enamel gets worn down (this occurs over time or due to drinking eating acidic foods), the dentin color shines through the enamel more and the tooth looks both darker and yellower.

What effects do discolored teeth have on people?

A person’s smile can have a very large impact on their life.


How do you get teeth whitened?

The goal in teeth whitening is to remove the staining in the enamel layer in order to restore the original “pearly white” color of the teeth.

Why do home remedies not work as much as you would like?

Recently a famous celebrity doctor (whose last name sounds like a land where Dorothy from Kansas found a great and powerful wizard) recommended a simple at-home whitening formula. The recipe? Coat your teeth with a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice before brushing.

Does this really work? Well, it certainly may remove some stains. But unfortunately it can also be a recipe for disaster.

Lemon juice is an acid, so even though fruits are generally healthy, large concentrations of the juice can actually wear away enamel, the hard outer layer of your teeth. Once that erodes, not only are teeth quite unattractive – they are incredibly prone to cavities and difficult to repair.

Baking soda is an abrasive material, kind of like sandpaper. So even though in very small amounts it can polish your teeth nicely, use the wrong amount and you may as well be sanding your teeth away!

Our suggestion? Put the lemon in your tea and use baking soda in the kitchen! When it comes to whitening your teeth, your best bet is to ask a dental professional.

Why do over the counter remedies not work as much as you would like?

Over-the-counter whitening toothpastes and whitening products from the drug store can do a decent job on lightly stained teeth, especially for those in their late teens and early twenties. But we find that most people who express the desire for whiter teeth need what only a dental office can offer.

It is like when you need headache you can go to pharmacy and buy a pain killer drug without prescription from your doctor. But if your pain is severe or the problem continues to happen you need a medication with more power and that can only be prescribed by your medical doctor. Similarly, the stain that you would like to remove cannot be removed with mild over the counter solutions. You need professional grade whitening gel applied under the supervision of a trained professional.

As far as that TV doctor – we wish him the best and hope he doesn’t grind his teeth away. When it comes to dental advice, please ask a member of the dental profession!


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Patient Review by Amy G: "I am a long-time patient of Preferred Dental Care. My experience has been, and continues to be, excellent. Dr. Kamdar is a wonderful dentist -- caring, professional, good humored and an expert -- and Irene, my hygienist is extremely experienced, gentle and responsive. Everyone on the administrative staff is also terrific. Become a patient. Your teeth and gums will thank you!"

I am very pleased with Preferred Dental. Their service is consistent and the dental hygienists (Leonara and Indy) were welcoming and helpful. They took the time to answer my questions and suggested products for me to use. I am very happy with the services provided here." -Arta L


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Contact Preferred Dental Care today at (212)594-7171 to experience the difference a well-trained, caring dentist can make in your life. You'll never regret choosing us! We're located in Chelsea, NYC but we're also easily accessible from other parts of Midtown, Gramercy Park, West Village, Greenwich Village, Turtle Bay, Hell's Kitchen and Soho; offering state-of-the-art amenities and top-quality dental treatments.

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