Tooth Discoloration

Don’t let tooth discoloration prevent you from having the bright, healthy smile that you Tooth Discolorationdeserve. Today’s tooth whitening treatments can help you achieve the white and sparkling smile that you’ve always wanted. The staff here at Manhattan Beach Dental Center can help you smile confidently once more, without any worries about discolored or stained teeth. Whether you want to look your best for a special occasion like a class reunion or wedding, or simply want to be able to smile and laugh confidently with family and friends, tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to eliminate tooth discoloration.

What causes tooth discoloration?

Tooth discoloration has a number of different causes, but the most common is the food and drink we consume. Beverages such as soda, dark tea, coffee, juice and wine can all stain your teeth and cause them to become discolored. Age can also be a factor. As we get older, our tooth enamel begins to thin, making the yellow dentin underneath visible. A few other causes of tooth discoloration include tobacco use and oral trauma.

How does tooth whitening help?

Tooth whitening treatments use a whitening solution to eliminate any stains on your teeth. These treatments can be applied in the office by your dentist, or you may be given a professional at-home whitening kit. Unlike the at home kits you can buy over the counter, professional teeth whitening gits rid of the stains that have formed in the pores of your tooth enamel as well as those on the enamel itself. This gives you a whiter smile quickly and safely. If you’ve had a root canal to deaden the tooth nerve, your dentist will apply a bleaching agent to the tooth. Remember though, that after the professional whitening, there will be some steps you need to take to keep your smile looking bright. Good oral hygiene and avoiding the food and beverages that cause stains will be imperative to maintain your bright white smile.

Which tooth whitening treatments do we offer?

Here at Manhattan Beach Dental Center, we offer a number of different treatments. Our in office treatments are safe and effective, and we offer at-home whitening kits as well. After your consultation, our dentist may recommend a procedure such as KOR whitening or Zoom whitening as well. No matter what treatment our staff recommends for you, you can be sure that it will make a significant difference in the appearance of your smile. Call our office at 310-276-0482 and let us help you achieve the brilliant white smile you’ve always wanted.