Tooth Discoloration: Causes and Solutions

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Are you tired of discolored teeth? Do you want to renew your smile?

Choose O’Malley Dental for the smile makeover of your dreams. Our team provides professional teeth whitening treatment that is custom fit to you and your oral health needs.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Discolored, darkened, yellowed, and stained teeth can be caused by these factors:

Smoking and Tobacco Products
Tar and nicotine can yellow and stain teeth over time. Tar darkens enamel naturally, and nicotine can yellow teeth.
Food and Drink
Certain fruits, coffee, tea, and sodas contain color pigments called chromogens. These pigments can attach to your enamel and stain teeth.
Certain antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medications may darken teeth as a side effect.
As you age, your tooth enamel can become thinner and wear away. The under-layer of darker dentin underneath the enamel can show through after years of wear and tear.
Teeth can change color after an injury. After being broken or cracked, a tooth may lay down more dentin.

Teeth Whitening Treatment

For your convenience, we offer a take-home whitening treatment that can gradually whiten your teeth over several weeks. We will provide you with custom trays created from molds of your teeth. You should wear the bleaching trays for several hours per day for the best results.

If your teeth are resistant to professional teeth whitening treatment, you may benefit from dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or tooth bonding. These treatment options not only look great, but also help protect teeth from damage.

Schedule a Tooth Whitening Consultation

Do you want to treat darkened, stained, or yellowed teeth? Call the professionals at O’Malley Dental at (864) 962-7672.