Most Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Most Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Everyone would love to have beautiful, white teeth. Your smile and the condition of your teeth reveal much about you, so putting your best foot forward usually starts with a bright smile. But for many, dental stain and teeth discoloration may be discouraging; however, a visit with your cosmetic dentist can provide avenues to that bright smile you have always wanted.

Dental stain can be from diet (foods and beverages can stain enamel), medication, lifestyle habits (like tobacco use), or aging. The cleaning you get at your regular dental six month checkup removes plaque and some topical stain, but if that doesn’t provide the results you want, you have other options.

Teeth whitening is readily available. Just know all teeth whitening products are not the same. There are advantages to acquiring this service from your dentist that buying from your local store or online cannot provide.

Your cosmetic dentist is a licensed professional so you can have confidence in knowing your whitening product has been tested for safety and reliance. And since you are acquiring your whitening kit from your dentist, you can address questions and concerns receiving all the benefits of a dental professional’s expertise. In addition, you will get a custom fitted product that is not “one size fits all.”

If teeth whitening does not appeal to you or you are looking for a more permanent solution to dental stain, porcelain veneers can be customized to your exact specifications.

Veneers are wafer thin shells that are bonded to the front of one or multiple teeth that are designed to provide you with the ideal cosmetic enhancement. A minimally invasive procedure, veneers are made to match your teeth in size, shape, and the shade you desire.

Many patients will combine these treatments, as veneers are suitable for resolving more than dental stain. Chipped, misshapen teeth or unwanted gaps between teeth are a few of the dental maladies treatable with veneers.

Patients will whiten first to achieve the brightness they desire. Your cosmetic dentist will be able to match the veneers to your newly whitened teeth providing you with a smile makeover that you can enjoy for years.

Caring for your new smile involves daily brushing and flossing; you will continue to see your dentist every six months for cleaning and dental exam. Periodic whitening touch-ups will keep your smile dazzling.

Contact our team at Richardson Dentistry today!

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