Posted on Mar 1, 2017
Tooth discoloration can cause self-esteem issues and self-consciousness, especially in teens and young adults. This article aims to inform our patients about the causes of tooth discoloration and stains, and how best to avoid them or reverse them.
There are a couple ways that your teeth can become discolored. Sometimes its just stains on the surface of your teeth, some are a natural result of the aging process, and some are caused by changes taking place inside the tooth. Below are the three most common causes of tooth discoloration:
Your dentist can easily remove extrinsic stains. However, other types of staining can be more permanent. In this situation, you can have your teeth whitened using a bleaching gel, or have a veneer or crown placed over the affected tooth.
If you consume foods or beverages that can stain the teeth, we recommend that you brush or rinse your mouth out immediately after consumption. In addition, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam.
To make an appointment with Dr. Rhoda Lockett in Colorado Springs, CO, please contact Lockett Orthodontics today.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
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Colorado Springs, CO 80920