Time has many negative effects on our smiles, one of the most common being yellowing teeth. While they are difficult to avoid, discolored teeth aren't impossible to treat. Even internal stains can be permanently removed with certain cosmetic treatments. You'll be amazed by the youthful effect whiter teeth will have on your smile, your overall appearance, and even your confidence level. If your smile has yellowed, don't despair - simply get in touch with our Seattle practice!
Battling The Culprits of Tooth Stains
There are two main types of stains when it comes to tooth discoloration.
The first type of stain is external. This staining occurs when particles lodge in your enamel (which is porous), changing its shade. External stains can be removed with Kor Teeth Whitening. But wouldn't you like to prevent them from taking hold in the first place? Try the following tips:
Other stains are intrinsic, located below the enamel layer. These stains usually form during tooth development or as a side effect of some medications. As you may have predicted, these are much more difficult to remove. Treating intrinsic discoloration will usually require the aid of porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Unfortunately, preventing internal stains must be done during tooth formation, meaning there aren't preventive measures you can take once your teeth are fully formed. Protect your kids' teeth from discoloration by making sure they get excellent nutrition, receive the proper amount of fluoride, and avoid staining medications (like tetracyclene).
Whitening Your Teeth in Seattle
If you're seeking a brighter grin, get in touch with our practice to talk whitening specifics!