If your teeth have been less than stellar lately, because of tooth discoloration, we are happy to help. Tooth discoloration is fairly common, and your teeth can become yellow, brown, and sometimes even grayish, depending on the cause, and if they are extrinsic or extrinsic. Extrinsic stains, are the kind that occur thanks to outside sources which are in your control. These include staining from the following:
Food—eating bright berries, curries and their sauces, or soy sauce.
Drink—regularly consuming coffee, tea, or red wine.
Tobacco—smoking or chewing tobacco.
Oral Hygiene Habits—not brushing and flossing daily.
Intrinsic stains come from conditions inside your tooth, causing it to darken, and can be caused by the following:
Medications—antibiotics (tetracycline), antihistamines, antipsychotics, antihypertensive drugs.
Fluorosis—to much fluoride in your system.
Trauma—chipped or broken teeth can darken because of deadened nerves.
Dental fillings—a large amalgam filling can make the enamel appear grey.
Genetics—your family tree can cause you to be born with tooth discoloration.
Aging—daily wear and tear can darken teeth.
At Tier One Dental, the dental office of Dr. Henry and Dr. McCown, we are pleased to offer teeth whitening treatments for our patients in Seguin, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening achieves a noticeably whiter smile to boost your self-confidence while brightening your smile. If you are looking for whiter, brighter teeth and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Henry and Dr. McCown, please call our team at 830-372-2852 today!