Discolored Teeth: Causes and Solutions

Do you have tooth stains, yellowing, and discoloration? If you have a single discolored tooth or all of the teeth in your smile line are stained, we can help. Our dental office can help patients treat intrinsic and extrinsic staining.

Here we will review common causes of tooth stains and how we treat discolored teeth in Pomona, NY. We work with patients to find the right treatments for their tooth discoloration so that they can improve their confidence and their smile’s appearance.

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What Cause Tooth Stains and Discoloration?

There can be multiple common causes of yellowed, darkened, or discolored teeth:

  • Diet: Eating too much of certain foods can leave you with cavities if you are not careful, but it can also leave your teeth looking stained and lifeless. Brushing regularly and perverts tooth stains from foods and beverages
  • Tobacco: Smoking cigarettes, vaping, and consuming other tobacco products can stain the natural tooth enamel. Products that contain nicotine can turn yellow and stain the enamel.
  • Medication: Certain types of medication like antihistamines, antipsychotics, and even high blood pressure medications can lead to tooth discoloration. Please let us know if you take any medications, as some can interfere with dental work and impact dental health.
  • Dental Injuries: A chipped or cracked tooth can discolor teeth because it exposes the dentin or dark underlayer beneath the enamel.

Treating Discolored Teeth in Pomona, NY

We provide Zoom! teeth whitening treatment in our office and as a take-home treatment for our patient’s convenience. This effective professional teeth whitening option can lighten teeth by multiple shades. Treatment uses a whitening gel with active ingredients like hydrogen peroxide.

Patients can receive efficient in-office treatment or convenient take-home treatment. Both treatments are customized to reduce sensitivity and reach patients’ goals.

Patients with intrinsic stains or stains that come from the inside of their teeth do not benefit from teeth whitening treatment. For patients with intrinsic stains, we recommend dental bonding or porcelain veneers.

Bonding treatment uses a malleable tooth-colored composite that we sculpt to prepared teeth. Dental bonding is best for one or several teeth. The bonding material is easily removable and benefits patients who may not want to commit to veneers.

Dental veneers can address one or all of the teeth in the smile line. Veneers are a shell-like treatment that we bond to the front of the teeth.

Patients must be committed to veneer treatment because they require more preparation that removes a thin layer of enamel. Dental veneers can last for many years with the right care.

Do you need to address stained, yellowed, or otherwise discolored teeth? Call Dr. Peter Auster and his team today at (845) 241-0656 or schedule a dental appointment online. Let us know if you have questions about whitening your smile, and we will gladly help.