Are your teeth not as white as you’d like? Maybe you have just noticed that your teeth are not as white as they used to be.
You may have stepped up your oral health and hygiene by brushing and flossing more or you may have tried using a charcoal toothpaste your friend recommended. You may have heard of teeth whitening services from your Dallas dentist. There are several causes that can make your teeth stain, but there are just as many ways to prevent and reverse tooth discoloration.
The good news is that tooth stain is both preventable and treatable. Read on to know what causes tooth stain and what you can do to keep your teeth looking their best.
What are tooth stains? There are a lot of reasons why teeth may darken.
Some causes of food stain are unavoidable, but some are more preventable than others. Here’s a list.
This can lead to tartar and plaque build-up, which causes tooth stains.
Nicotine is a big contributor to tooth stain and decay.
Any kind of trauma that that causes nerve damage. This includes cracked or chipped teeth.
Professional tooth whitening is done by applying a light-activated bleaching gel or a bleaching agent to your teeth, making it significantly whiter in one visit. For stubborn stains, several treatments may be required.
It would be good to note that some intrinsic stains do not respond to bleaching gels or agents. If such is the case, your Dallas dentist may recommend dental veneers.
Visit your Dallas dentist to go over your options. If you want a brighter, healthier, and whiter smile, your caring team at Dallas Dental Wellness can help!