Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry

What is causing my teeth to stain?

It is a fact of life that, as you age, your teeth will start to look dull and discolored. As the years go by, the underlying dentin in a tooth naturally yellows while the enamel covering your teeth gets thinner, allowing the dentin to show through. Your dental enamel also becomes more porous, which also attracts stains and food particles.

However, most severe dental staining is a result of poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, or the deeply colored foods you consume, like coffee, tea, red wine, and dark berries. You don’t necessarily have to eliminate these foods from your diet, but knowing which foods to avoid or cut back on will keep your bright smile whiter longer.

If stained teeth are making you feel self-conscious when you smile, we offer solutions to fit your needs. You can choose an in-office whitening treatment if you would like to see immediate results. We also offer convenient take-home whitening kits that take a little longer but still do a very effective job. You can spend a lot of time and money on store-bought whiteners, but they can’t offer the same dramatic results that you will get with professional whitening treatments.

Please call Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry if you would like to learn more about our convenient, effective teeth whitening treatment options.

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