Do you feel frustrated with the appearance of your stained or discolored teeth?
Yellow tinted, stained, or otherwise discolored teeth can make your smile look old, dirty, and unattractive. White bright teeth look healthy and help patients feel more confident about their smiles. There are a lot of over-the-counter teeth whitening options available in today’s market, but none provide the high quality, quick, and safe results that professional cosmetic whitening provides. Discolored teeth are one of the dental concerns that Dr. Heather Adams can treat.
Dr. Heather Adams offers teeth whitening solutions from the comfort of our Rogers, AR dentist office. Our patients enjoy relaxing in our comfortable chairs while Dr. Adams works to improve their smiles. Teeth whitening can take years off the appearance of your smile, leaving you feeling confident of your beautiful smile.
Treating Tooth Discoloration
Treatment for whitening your teeth will depend on the cause of the tooth discoloration. There are many factors that can cause teeth to become discolored. Yellow teeth are common as patients age and lose tooth enamel and can be exasperated by smoking or heavy consumption of dark-colored beverages such as red wine and coffee. Dark brown or black spots may be caused by an injury. Bright white spots are commonly a result of overexposure to fluoride during tooth development.
If you are seeking a brighter, whiter smile, Dr. Adams can help you determine which whitening option will meet your personal cosmetic goals.
Your Options for a Whiter, Brighter Smile
For tooth discolorations that have been caused by diet, lifestyle habits, smoking, or aging, a professional teeth whitening treatment may be the solution. Using the latest in whitening technology, Dr. Adams helps patients whiten their teeth up to 8 shades in one sitting.
For patients looking for a more natural and gradual solution for a whiter smile, a take-home whitening kit may be recommended. Take-home whitening kits use the same high-quality, safe and effective whitening gels as in-office treatments but are administered slowly over the course of several weeks. Patients will receive custom-fit trays that will evenly apply the whitening gel to the surface of the teeth.
Stains caused by medications, injury, or fluoride may be resistant to whitening gels. This type of stain can be addressed using more advanced cosmetic treatment options such as:
- A Custom Dental Veneer: Porcelain veneers are versatile restorations that can address deep stains on teeth. We can hide the appearance of a “black” tooth by covering it up with this cosmetic dental service.
- Tooth Bonding: This treatment provides very similar results to porcelain veneers. Bonding is more of a temporary treatment but can address tooth discoloration as well.
- Dental Crown: Tooth crowns can be used to repair and restore yellow teeth and dark teeth that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening procedures.
Yellow Teeth FAQs
What are my options if my teeth whitening treatment failed?
If you have tried a teeth whitening treatment and your teeth are still dull and yellow afterwards, you still have options. We offer several treatments that will disguise yellow teeth in a more permanent fashion. Dental veneers, dental crowns, and tooth bonding are all options we can discuss at your consultation. There are many pros and cons for each one and our dental staff will help you choose which option is best for you.
Does smoking cause my teeth to turn yellow?
Yes, smoking cigarettes will cause your teeth to turn yellow. The nicotine and tar that each one contains will slowly change the color of your teeth over time. The best way to prevent this is to quit smoking. Also, you can help maintain the appearance of your teeth by visiting the dentist every six months for regular teeth cleanings. Maintain proper oral hygiene at home and use mouthwash regularly to help prevent smokers teeth.
Why are my teeth yellow even if I brush everyday?
There are many external stains that will turn your teeth yellow even though you brush your teeth regularly. These include coffee, tea, wine, and/or smoking. No matter how much you brush or care for your teeth, consuming these things as well as simply aging will make your teeth appear dull and yellow.
Request a Dental Exam Today
Whether you just want to whiten your smile, or if you want a total smile overhaul, contact our Rogers, Arkansas dentist office for a consultation and dental exam. Our compassionate and highly-trained dental care team will build a comprehensive treatment plan for you to provide years of healthy and beautiful smiles.