Common Causes of Discolored Teeth
The factors that are responsible for discolored teeth are hard to avoid. Our modern lifestyles make us vulnerable to staining, but that doesn’t mean that you must settle for a smile that’s less than extraordinary. Just consider these common causes of discoloration:
- Congenital (birth) conditions, defects in the enamel, genetics
- Chemical additives and natural pigments in certain foods and drinks
- The natural aging process
Understanding the Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
Having your teeth bleached in a safe and controlled environment, under the experienced supervision of a cosmetic dentist has its benefits.
Professional strength whitening products are formulated to blast away stains that may not respond to the store-bought products. Also, whitening solutions are known to cause a mild degree of sensitivity, a side-effect that can be prevented or controlled in the dental office.
The ability to determine the cause of the discoloration is helpful in determining the most appropriate whitening method. Also, whitening solutions are not effective on dental crowns, veneers, or resin bonding. A complete assessment of your teeth can reveal important clues as to the final outcome of your treatment.
A Smile that Fits your Personality
A white smile that looks clean and fresh provides a dramatic confidence boost and can change the way you interact with others. If you’d like to discuss your options for a brighter smile, please call to schedule a consultation today.