Why Is My Smile So Stained and What Can Be Done?

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Spring, Conroe, The Woodlands &
Nearby North Houston, Texas


Why Is My Smile So Stained and What Can Be Done?Do you ever find yourself staring at other people’s smiles, because you’re mesmerized by how bright they seem? Does yours, in comparison, seem stained or even dingy? Over time, most people begin to notice discoloration of their teeth. Some may struggle with particularly dark stains, either due to lifestyle factors or other health factors. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address staining with beautifully brightening results. So if you are ready to find out what is causing your smile to look so dingy, and what can be done to make it dramatically lighter, why not schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist? You might be pleasantly surprised just how quickly your smile could look whiter and more vibrant?

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?

For most stains, professional teeth bleaching is an effective form of treatment. That’s because whitening treatment can help to break up surface stains, revealing lighter teeth. This is often able to lighten teeth by eight shades, over the course of a few weeks.

That said, if the cause of your teeth’s stains is determined to be permanent or intrinsic, there are still ways to dramatically improve your smile’s appearance. Cosmetic bonding, for instance, is a fast and affordable way to help hide stains. This procedure uses a composite resin material sculpted onto the teeth to hide imperfections, including staining.

Veneers are another great solution, though, and one that offers even longer-lasting results. That is because veneers are made of durable dental-grade porcelain, which is incredibly similar to natural tooth enamel.

Of course, if it has been more than six months since your last dental checkup, your dentist may recommend or even require that you first get a professional dental cleaning. A proper cleaning help to remove unsightly and acidic tartar buildup, which can often cause teeth to look yellow or stained. Frequent cleanings are also the best way to prevent cavities and other dental problems.

Want to Know More About Teeth Whitening?

If you think your smile could benefit from professional whitening, schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. To schedule a consultation or cosmetic dental treatment with Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry in Spring, TX,  by calling 281-320-2000, today.