Why do my teeth look yellow and discolored?
Teeth commonly yellow or darken with age. Discolored teeth can be caused by a range of lifestyle habits, trauma to the tooth, or medications. The cause of your tooth discoloration will determine which treatment options will provide optimal results for a whiter, brighter smile.
Dr. Sang and his associates offer cosmetic options for restoring the color of your teeth. We use comprehensive consultations and thorough dental exams to determine the cause of discoloration. Professional Boost Whitening gel, dental veneers, or dental bonding may be recommended for whitening teeth.
Why are my teeth discolored?
- Tobacco Use- Smoking, chewing, vaping, or the use of any tobacco product can stain the surface of your teeth. Tobacco commonly causes teeth to look yellow, aging the apperance of your smile. Patients are encouraged to quit smoking to prevent further staining of the teeth. In-office professional teeth whitening can help improve the color of the teeth for a more attractive smile.
- Consumption of Acidic Beverages- Daily consumption of coffee, red wine, or tea can stain the tooth enamel. Patients who drink these dark colored beverages on a regular basis can benefit from professional teeth whitening.
- Damaged Tooth- Teeth can develop dark or brown spots on the teeth when injured or damaged. This type of discoloration is mostly resistant to teeth whitening gels but can be treated using a dental veneer or bonding for a beautiful, natural result.
- Use of Medications- Certain antibiotics can cause permanent spots of discoloration on your teeth. Dr. Sang offers cosmetic solutions for whitening all types of tooth discoloration.
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If you are unhappy with the color of your smile consider cosmetic teeth whitening. Palmetto Smiles is proud to provide state of the art dental care services tailored to your unique dental health needs. We welcome new and returning patients from Florence, SC. Contact our office at 843-203-5155 or use our online form to request your personal consultation.