Tooth discoloration doesn’t have to prevent you from achieving your best and brightest smile. There are now teeth whitening treatments available that can enable you to make a lasting impression with a sparkling smile. Kane & Kerper Dentistry and her trained staff can help you to smile with confidence again, without having to worry about stained and discolored teeth. If you want to look your very best for a special occasion coming up or would simply like to smile with pride once more, then teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to eliminate tooth discoloration.
What are some common causes of tooth discoloration?
There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing tooth discoloration. Typically, the main causes are food or drink related staining and age-related discoloration. Juice, coffee, tea, wine, and sodas are all things which can cause tooth discoloration. Also, as we get older, the enamel of our teeth begins to thin and the yellow dentin that lies beneath it will become visible. In addition, smoking and oral trauma can cause tooth discoloration.
How can a tooth whitening treatment help tooth discoloration?
Teeth whitening treatments can eliminate the staining on your teeth using a whitening solution. These treatments can either be administered at your dentist’s office or you can opt to use an at-home whitening kit that the dentist can provide. Teeth whitening gets rid of the stains that are found on the thin layer that collects on the enamel of your teeth (which is called pellicle) as well as the stains that have formed in the pores of the enamel itself. Thus, you can achieve a whiter smile safely and quickly. In cases where the nerve of the tooth is dead, such as a root canal, the dentist will be able to apply a bleaching agent inside the tooth. It’s important to remember that teeth whitening will not prevent further tooth discoloration. You will need to keep up with your oral hygiene and avoid food and beverages that may stain your teeth after the tooth whitening procedure in order to maintain your new brilliant smile.
Which teeth whitening treatments are recommended for discoloration?
There are many different teeth whitening treatments available. Though you can find many over the counter products that are relatively inexpensive, many of them tend to fall short when it comes to seeing visible results quickly. On the other hand, choosing to have teeth whitening procedures done at your dentist’s office is typically the safest and most effective way to eliminate tooth discoloration. In office and at home teeth whitening is available, as well as Zoom whitening. Regardless of how far the tooth discoloration has advanced, there is a teeth whitening treatment that will make a difference in the cosmetic enhancement of your smile.
If you would like to find out more about how teeth whitening services that we offer can help with tooth discoloration, please call (805) 983-0245 or email us to schedule your consultation with Kane & Kerper Dentistry. Take the first step toward a brilliant smile today!