Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Reduces Dental Staining Associated With Age

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Jun 25, 2014

Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Reduces Dental Staining Associated With Age

Has your smile started to change in appearance as you have gotten older? If so, you may be experiencing age-related dental discoloration. It is not uncommon for dental enamel to start to look darker or stained as time goes on. The good news is that our Elmhurst cosmetic dentist office can help you minimize this discoloration and regain a white, bright smile. Let’s talk more about how we do this.

1. Prevention

Our dental team will help you to, as much as is possible, avoid dental darkening. This requires thorough at-home dental care as well as regularly schedule professional dental cleanings. There are also simple dietary changes that you can make to safeguard your enamel—limit coffee, tea, and soda, and avoid tobacco products all together.

2. Dental whitening treatments

In-office whitening treatments are able to lift stains and discoloration from dental enamel. These treatments are fast, affordable, and very comfortable for the patient. Our dental team can give you a better idea of whether whitening can help you when you come in for your consultation, but, generally, patients are able to lighten their smiles by several shades.

3. Cosmetic restorations

If you are battling with hard-to-treat dental stains, you may benefit from cosmetic restorations, which will completely cover your teeth. With fast and effective dental veneers treatment, for example, you can reclaim a white, bright smile. Our dentist is also able to shade porcelain veneers to blend with the patient’s existing natural teeth, if necessary.

Dental discoloration is certainly not fun to deal with, but it doesn’t have to put a damper on your smile forever. In order to get started improving your smile, feel free to contact our Elmhurst cosmetic dentist office by phone or online. We look forward to speaking with you, and helping you achieve your cosmetic dental goals!