What Are Some Common Causes of Teeth Discoloration?
We’ve never met anyone in the Redondo Beach area who doesn’t want pearly white teeth. After all, teeth with shades of yellow don’t exactly give off a great first impression. Our doctors at Redondo Beach Dental Group take a comprehensive approach to teeth whitening and treatments are based on the individual needs of each patient. We use in-office treatments in combination with at-home whitening trays to give you a bright white smile for years to come. But how do your teeth get stained in the first place? Many patients are completely unaware that their daily activities are leading to those awful shades of yellow. If you fail the tissue test, as they say, then keep reading to learn more about the three most common reasons your teeth could be discolored.
1. Food and Drink
If you can’t live without that morning cup of joe, then you’re like most Americans. Most of us need a little help to get going in the morning. Unfortunately, that cup of coffee leaves dark stains on your teeth. And coffee isn’t the only culprit. There are many foods and drinks that can cause teeth discoloration. Your favorite pasta sauce, berries, red wine, and even curry can add to that yellow tinge. Luckily, our doctors help bring the brightness back to your teeth with a personalized teeth whitening treatment plan.
Not only are tobacco products bad for your overall health, but cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes, and any other tobacco product you can think of, all cause teeth discoloration. These are some of the most difficult stains to remove from teeth and often aren’t responsive to over-the-counter teeth whitening systems. This is because these stains happen over years of tobacco use and they settle deep into the enamel. To remove tobacco stains, visit our doctors in our office.
3. Poor Dental Hygiene
We know you’ve heard it since childhood, but good oral hygiene helps prevent so many dental problems and keeps you in good overall health, too. If you don’t brush and floss every day, bacteria and food particles will hang out in your mouth and build up on your teeth, which leads to that dirty color. It is never too late to start good dental hygiene, so start today by making an appointment with Redondo Beach Dental Group our doctors can clean up your mouth and provide you with a teeth whitening system that works best for your particular situation.
Make Your Teeth Whitening Appointment with One of Our Doctors Today
Our doctors at Redondo Beach Dental Group are committed to providing each of their patients with individualized care to meet their specific needs. And this goes for teeth whitening as well! Not only do we perform teeth whitening sessions in the office and send our patients home with whitening trays, but we also use a special system called PerioProtect, which focuses on gum health while bringing your teeth to their whitest shade.
Call our office today at (310) 542-6988 to schedule your teeth whitening appointment!