The color of your smile can play a big part in how confident you are in your overall appearance. If your teeth are discolored, they can make you appear less healthy, older, and generally less attractive. Unfortunately, it can be hard to avoid some accumulation of teeth stains over time, even if you are doing a good job of protecting yourself from problems like tooth decay. Your Santa Monica, CA dentist understands how frustrating it can be to look in the mirror and see stained teeth. To address the matter, you can arrange a professional whitening treatment, which can make significant changes to the way you look, and to your overall confidence!
Enamel Stains Are A Common Cause Of Discoloration
There are many common items people enjoy that have the ability to leave teeth stains behind. For instance, as reliant as people may be on coffee and tea for caffeine, these beverages are certainly capable of leaving teeth discolored. Dark and color-rich foods and beverages can leave particles on your enamel that affect their brightness over time; as more particles gather, the stains can become harder to ignore. It can be difficult to combat them with store bought products alone, as they can settle in deeper layers of your enamel. Fortunately, even stains that resist over the counter whitening agents can be effectively treated with professional whitening agents used by your dentist to improve your appearance!
Hiding Discoloration Caused By Internal Tooth Problems
Should you assume that your teeth are discolored because of stains? As common as this problem is, there are people who have trouble due to discoloration caused by other factors. Intrinsic discoloration can lead to blemishes that are more difficult to address, because the issue is located within your tooth structure. To make improvements, your dentist can recommend porcelain veneers. When veneers are put in place on the front of your teeth, they can hide those frustrating stains caused by trauma, fluorosis experienced in childhood, and certain medications. This permanent cosmetic dental procedure can also help you hide other superficial flaws – in fact, you may see your veneers as an effective smile makeover.
Exploring Your Options For Cosmetic Smile Improvements
Are you interested in more than just whitening your teeth? If you are, you can certainly talk to your dentist about the other options available to you. Veneers help people who want to hide discoloration, dental damage, and other issues that might be affecting the shape and size of your teeth. You can also look at treatment with clear aligners for poor dental alignment. Using these aligners can help you fix problems with gaps and overlaps, while making metal braces unnecessary!
Talk To Dr. Koshki About Improving Your Smile Color!
Dr. Koshki at Santa Monica Dental Arts is ready to help you take on those frustrating problems with dental discoloration! To schedule a consultation, call Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261.