Your smile creates an immediate visual impact on everyone you meet. Many people suffer from stains or discoloration of the teeth from years of use. This simple yet highly effective dental procedure can give you a whiter, brighter smile, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Causes of discoloration vary and often stem from the aging process. Just as there are ways to whiten your smile there are also many ways you can diminish discoloration. The main causes of discoloration are genetics, antibiotics, certain foods or drinks, and tobacco use. The external tooth surface can also become discolored due to exposure to high levels of fluoride, tetracycline (a broad-spectrum antibiotic), development disorders, decay, restorations and other trauma caused by external sources.
Whether you struggle with yellow teeth or just want to brighten your smile, teeth whitening can be a cost effective cosmetic dental treatment. If you are unhappy with the results from whitening toothpastes or at-home teeth whitening products, a quick trip to your family dentist can help. Looking for a route to improving the look of your smile? Visit with one of our skilled, professional dental team members today about your teeth whitening options.