Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Fights Age-Related Dental Discoloration for Brighter Smiles

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on May 20, 2014

Maintaining a bright, fresh smile can help you fell great about your smile no matter what your age. Unfortunately, many patients begin to notice that their teeth become discolored with age. Today our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists are talking about why this happens, as well as what can be done to improve the appearance of a stained smile.

When you think about it, your teeth are subjected to all kinds of discoloring substances all of the time. The foods and drinks that you consume—including popular consumables like coffee, tea, and soda—can all leave dark deposits on your teeth. And if you use any type of tobacco products, you will likely notice dramatic discoloration.

So it makes sense that, over time, these stains accumulate and begin to compound on the enamel. And because your dental enamel actually gets thinner over time (making your enamel more porous, and thus susceptible to discoloration) you are actually experiencing a dental staining double whammy.

You may find that your teeth become discolored in the following ways:

· Dark streaks or spots on the teeth

· Staining around the edges of the enamel

· An overall darkening, yellowing, or dulling of the tooth

If these types of stains are bothering you, you don’t have to put up with them! Our dentist can brighten your teeth using professional dental whitening treatments. We can also completely cover discolored teeth using porcelain dental veneers. Veneers are a great option for patients who have not had success with other whitening treatments.

There are so many cosmetic dentistry options available to you; you absolutely do not need to continue to live with a smile that doesn’t make you feel happy and confident. When you are ready to get started, please contact our Elmhurst cosmetic dentist office—give us a call or submit your contact info online!