A beautiful smile is not yellowed or marred by stains. Having discolored teeth can make you very self-conscious. Our Los Angeles dentist wants you to be proud of your smile. If you have been hiding your smile, do not hesitate to reach out right away to talk about solutions. Call the office to schedule your free consultation. Let us give you back your confidence.
What Causes Discolored Teeth?
Are you wondering what the culprit of your discolored teeth is? Please keep reading to learn about a couple of the most common reasons why people have discolored and stained teeth.
Foods and Beverages
Did you know that foods such as apples can stain your teeth? While it may come to no one’s surprise that drinks like tea, wine, and coffee can stain your teeth, it is surprising that apples can also stain your teeth.
Foods such as apples and potatoes have been known to stain teeth. Apples can wear down your enamel, leaving you susceptible to discolored teeth. Both potatoes and apples start to discolor when exposed to oxygen. Because of this, they can also cause your teeth to discolor.
While avoiding even minor levels of discoloration altogether is nearly impossible, you can do some preventative work to avoid severe discoloration. That includes having excellent dental hygiene at home.
Tobacco smoking is harmful in a lot of ways. If you don’t want discolored teeth, you should avoid smoking at all costs. Chewing tobacco should be avoided as well. You can likely look at the teeth of a smoker compared to a non-smoker of the same age and be able to clearly tell who uses tobacco products.
There are a lot of good reasons to quit using tobacco products. You should avoid these harmful habits if you want brighter, whiter, and healthier teeth.
How to Fix Discolored Teeth
Please keep reading if you are looking for ways to reverse the damage to your teeth and achieve a healthier-looking smile. These are some of the ways you can fix your smile with the help of our Los Angeles dentist.
Whitening or Bleaching Treatments
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your discolored teeth, you may be interested in a tooth whitening or bleaching treatment. These treatments can help you get the results you are after.
Whitening is excellent for removing surface stains from drinking coffee or tea, and Bleaching can eliminate tooth discoloration. You can explore the benefits of each treatment when you meet with our Los Angeles dentist for a free consultation.
It may take a few treatments to achieve your desired results. You should also avoid the DIY kits you can find online or at drugstores if you want to avoid damaging your teeth in the process of eliminating discoloration.
A permanent solution to discolored teeth is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that get placed over your teeth to provide you with a bright, symmetrical, and beautiful smile.
You may be interested in this treatment if your teeth are severely discolored or damaged. Veneers can cover chipped teeth, gaps between your teeth, and other minor imperfections. They last a very long time before they may need to be replaced, and many celebrities wear veneers to give them a Hollywood smile.
Meet Our Los Angeles Dentist for a Free Consultation
If you are unhappy with your discolored teeth, it is time to reach out to our office for a solution. Our Los Angeles dentist has helped countless people, including celebrities, achieve smiles they are proud to show off. If this sounds like a future you want, please call us today to get your free consultation. We can’t wait to take your call.