Have you noticed that your teeth aren’t as white and bright as they used to be? Are you concerned that discolored teeth may be more than a cosmetic issue?
Discolored teeth are one of the most most common dental concerns among our patients. Generally, teeth stains can be treated quickly and effectively with a simple teeth whitening procedure. Other times, discolored teeth are an indication of a more serious health problem, which can be treated through a number of restorative dental procedures.
How To Whiten Teeth
Columbia, SC dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner offers a wide range of teeth whitening options. Treatment may include professional teeth bleaching or the use of dental restorations, such as dental crowns and porcelain veneers to cover deep stains.
Professional Teeth Bleaching
Dr. Trinkner uses the safest and most effective teeth bleaching products. The dentist will create a custom fit bleaching tray to protect the gums and whiten teeth evenly. Teeth bleaching gel is ideal for gradually removing mild to moderate tooth discoloration and stains caused by food, beverages, tobacco, medication, and age.
Porcelain Veneers & Dental Crowns
If your tooth discoloration is more significant, caused by tooth decay, disease, or other conditions, Dr. Trinkner may use porcelain veneers or dental crowns to restore a bright white appearance.
Make Teeth Whitening Last
To maintain your white smile, avoid dark foods and beverages like coffee, tea and soda. If you do enjoy these beverages, use a straw to prevent the liquid from coming in contact with the tooth enamel. Abstain from smoking and tobacco use which are the most common causes of stained and yellow teeth.