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 your 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.
A cosmetic dentist in Garner, Dr. Jenne 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.
Discolored Teeth FAQs
Can tooth discoloration be reversed?
Tooth discoloration can be reversed if the discoloration is only affecting surface enamel. Once staining reaches deeper into the enamel, it is extremely difficult to reverse.
Can vitamin deficiency cause yellow teeth?
Yes, a vitamin deficiency can cause and worsen yellow teeth. It may be due to lacking necessary nutritional values, or being underweight. White spots on teeth can mean that you are not consuming enough calcium carbonate or citrate.
Why do I have brown stains between my teeth?
When you have brown stains on your teeth it is the result of tartar buildup. It typically forms around your gum line and may harden. Once this occurs it is much more difficult to remove.