Tooth Discoloration

Stained and discolored teeth no longer have to keep you from making a great first impression. Teeth whitening treatments are now available that can provide you with the stunning white smile that you’ve been dreaming of. Dr. Vaishali Patel DDS and her knowledgeable staff can help you to achieve a smile that makes a lasting impression, and can eliminate the shame and embarrassment that is caused by tooth discoloration and staining. Whether you want to look your very best for a special upcoming event, or would just like to boost your self confidence through a smile transformation, we can treat your tooth discoloration.

What are some common causes of tooth discoloration?

A variety of factors can contribute to tooth discoloration. Usually, the main causes are food or drink related staining and discoloration from aging. Juice, coffee, tea, wine and sodas are all beverages that are known to cause tooth discoloration. Also, as we mature, the enamel that lines our teeth starts to thin out the yellow dentin that is beneath the enamel may begin to become visible. Smoking and oral trauma are also causes of  tooth discoloration.

 How can a tooth whitening treatment help tooth discoloration?

Teeth whitening treatments can minimize or completely eliminate tooth discoloration by utilizing a whitening solution. These treatments can be carried out at the dentist’s office, or at home by using a  kit that your dentist can provide. Teeth whitening eliminates stains that collect on the thin layer that covers the enamel of your teeth (which is actually called pellicle) in addition to the stains that have found their way into the pores of your enamel. Therefore, you are able to achieve a brighter whiter smile quickly and safely. In cases wherein there is tooth nerve death, such as a root canal,  the dentist may even choose to apply the whitening agent directly inside the tooth to improve its appearance. You should keep in mind, however, that teeth whitening will not guard your teeth against further tooth discoloration. You will need to maintain proper oral hygiene and try to avoid foods and beverages that tend to stain your teeth in order to retain your new white smile.

Which teeth whitening treatments are recommended for discoloration?

There are a variety of  teeth whitening treatments that your dentist may recommend. Though many over the counter products are relatively inexpensive and readily available, a good majority of them fall short of expectations and simply won’t achieve the desired results. For this reason and a number of others, opting to have teeth whitening procedures performed at your dentist’s office is a much more effective and safer way to achieve a great, brilliant smile. In office and at home teeth whitening is available at Dr. Vaishali Patel DDS’s office, as well as Zoom whitening and KOR whitening. Whether your tooth discoloration has just begun or is more advanced, there is a teeth whitening treatment that can help you to achieve the smile aesthetics that you have been wishing for.

 If you would like to find out more about how teeth whitening services that we offer can help with tooth discoloration, please call (310) 549-2400 or email us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vaishali Patel DDS. Take the first step toward a brilliant smile today!

 

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