Discoloration in the teeth can be a blow to your self-esteem and make it hard to feel confident when you smile. When daily brushing isn’t enough to keep your teeth shining bright, it can also be frustrating. But although there are many causes of discoloration, Dr. Ema also has some helpful tips for removing stains and getting you the smile you want.
Causes of Discoloration
There are many factors that contribute to discoloration of your teeth:
- Food and Drinks-
Your teeth are used every day and come into contact with everything you eat and drink, and as color pigments of what you consume hits the teeth, they may attach themselves to the surface of the teeth. But that daily cup of coffee isn’t the only reason that your teeth might look a little more yellow over time.
- Tobacco Products-
Tobacco products also cling to the teeth and leave stains. Tobacco users may notice this color change due to the tar and nicotine in these products after prolonged use.
As we age, our teeth naturally become discolored because the protective enamel around our teeth wears down allowing the yellow-colored dentin to become more visible.
Certain medications will also stain your teeth. Antihistamines, antibiotics, chemotherapy, and blood pressure medication are all medications that contribute to tooth discoloration.
With all of the foods and substances your teeth come into contact with every day, it’s no wonder that sometimes brushing and flossing isn’t enough to keep your teeth stain free. So what do you do then?
Seeking out whitening treatments, along with regular cleanings, can help give you the extra boost you need to keep your smile bright!
These whitening treatments can be an in-office procedure done to remove surface-level stains, and will give your teeth a protective shield and a fresh new look. At Chicago Veneers, we offer the solution to yellow and discolored teeth in the brevity of just one visit, and we make sure the results are long lasting. Our staff are experts at teeth whitening and can also help determine what causes of discoloration may be affecting you.
There are also separate whitening treatments that can be done at home, such as the KöR Whitening, a new technology that offers six to ten hours of active whitening, keeping your teeth looking their best all day long.
Now is the time to invest in yourself by getting the smile you deserve- one that will sparkle and shine in every picture you take!