Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean VA

Causes and Treatments for Discolored Teeth

Discolored Teeth | Mclean VAHave you noticed the appearance of more and more dark spots on your teeth? Maintaining a sparkling white smile can be tough. You use your teeth multiple times every day, so naturally they become worn over time. We’d hate for you to be unhappy with your smile, as your teeth are our business.

Not to worry! If you’d like your teeth to return to a brighter white, you have options. Depending on your availability to seek professional services, there are three programs available to you.

Generic products – If you’re not willing to spend the amount required for professional systems, over-the-counter teeth whitening kits can provide you with limited results. The whitening gel will not be specific to your level of discoloration, and poorly fitted trays may cause irritation to your gums. But your teeth will be whiter for a short time.

Professional take-home products – Your dentist can provide you with a teeth whitening system to use at home without having to receive treatment at our office. The solution will be concocted to most effectively whiten your teeth, and the trays will be snuggly fitted to your gums. Plus, the results are much longer lasting than generic products.

Professional services – We can provide you with the best results at our office. With the supervision of our professionals, your teeth will be the perfect shade of white in as little as one appointment. The advanced strength solution will be applied directly to your teeth for comprehensive and longest-lasting whiteness.

To ensure that your teeth remain as white as possible for longer, consider the cause of your discolored teeth and plan to change your habits after your teeth whitening.

Food and beverage stains – Strongly colored foods and beverages, such as wine, coffee, and tea, can stain your teeth with regular consumption. Limit your intake or use a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth. Tobacco use can also be a contributing factor. For your overall health, stop using tobacco products altogether.

New cavities – While cavities on the chewing surface of your teeth is more common, cavities can also develop on the exterior surface of your teeth. Such cavities may appear as mere discoloration, but they’ll need to be treated with composite fillings.

Restorative materials – Old fillings and crowns tend to deteriorate and discolor over time. What you may be experiencing is the need for new dental materials.

As always, regular brushing and flossing is the best way to maintain your whitest teeth. If you’d like to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, give us a call.

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