Everyday life can take a toll on the whiteness of our teeth: Foods we love, as well as soft drinks, tea, and coffee, can stain them over time. Poor brushing and flossing can also leave behind tooth stains. Even injuries to teeth or gums can cause some yellowing, and in certain cases, medicines can contribute to discoloration.
Eliminating tooth discoloration can come in many forms. The first step may be to brush with a whitening toothpaste to remove surface stains. If this doesn’t do the trick, ask about professional teeth whitening at our office. We provide a variety of in-office and at-home whitening methods depending on your needs.
Some tooth discoloration is intrinsic, meaning the stains are below the surface of the tooth. These stains might be the result of an injury to the tooth or exposure to a medication like tetracycline while the tooth is forming. If this is the case, bonding or veneers may be a better option.