Tooth discoloration is a cosmetic issue that many of our patients experience. Brushing your teeth and scheduling regular dental cleanings can help prevent discoloration. However, over time is it likely that you teeth will dull and yellow for one reason or another. When this happens, Garner Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help you restore your smile.
Understanding Tooth Discoloration
Tooth discoloration involves the yellowing of your tooth enamel or dentin. The following are common causes of tooth discoloration:
- Staining – When you drink coffee, tea, soda, or red wine regularly, you are more likely to stain your teeth.
- Smoking – The use of tobacco products affects both the internal and external structures of your dental health. Your teeth yellow over time through excessive smoke inhalation.
- Aging – It is normal for your teeth to yellow as time goes by.
Dr. Wingate understands the self-esteem issues that can arise when you do not love your smile. If you are uncomfortable with the color of your teeth, contact our office today to go over our tooth discoloration solutions.
Tooth Discoloration Solutions
Our office offers teeth whitening treatments to help our patients with tooth discoloration. Through these treatments, a bleaching gel is applied to your teeth to remove any accumulated stains or discoloration. For patients interested in maintaining a consistently whiter smile, multiple whitening treatments are an option as well. We can also advise patients on their overall oral hygiene habits and offer suggestions on how to best avoid tooth discoloration over time.