Teeth age just like other parts of our bodies. Old photos may show that your smile is brighter than it was in the present. Tooth discoloration is a common problem for adults and can be embarrassing.
There are many treatment options available! Finding the cause of discoloration is the first step in restoring your smile.
Tooth discoloration can be caused by many factors. While some are within your control, others might not. Take a look at the following list to determine the root cause of tooth discoloration.
- Poor Dental Hygiene – This is the obvious one. It’s obvious that your dentist and parents always advised you to floss at least three times per day.
- Genetics – A large part of your oral health is determined through genetics. In other words, your family’s genes. Some people inherit discolored teeth naturally.
- Diet – Do you eat sugary food often? Do you drink a lot of soda? Do you consume more than 2 cups of coffee per day? Are you a fan of energy drinks? While we don’t want to point fingers, you should do your homework.
- Tobacco – Because cigarettes contain nicotine, it can easily stain your teeth. Hardcore smokers are known for their prominent brown stains.
- Side effects of antihistamines, blood pressure medications, and antipsychotics can cause tooth discoloration. If you think this might be the case, consult your doctor immediately.
Did you discover the culprit? You might make simple changes to your diet or other habits to prevent tooth discoloration.
Drinks or foods high in sugar or acid should be rinsed with water immediately afterward. You might want to stop using tobacco if you are a regular user. It can cause serious health problems that extend beyond your smile.
Stellar Dental Care’s professional dentists can recommend other treatments. Over-the-counter whitening agents can be helpful, but in-office treatments are more effective. Bondings and veneers may be an option if whitening agents are not effective.
Contact our Buffalo office if you have questions or concerns about your teeth. We will help you determine the cause and create a smile that you can be proud of.