Are you confident even if you’re wearing your not so pearly white teeth?

Most of our answers could be maybe or maybe not! Yes, millions are suffering from dental discoloration in various degrees despite the regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist. The teeth’s natural radiance will eventually take its toll.

What Causes Teeth Discoloration?

Considered as primary staining culprits are our food and drinks. Coffee, tea, red wine have intense color pigments that can attach to your enamel. Tobacco use, thinning of the enamel due to aging, traumatic injury or even medications (like certain antihistamine and high blood pressure medications) can have the side effect of tooth darkening.

What Are the Treatment Options?

The good thing is, there are professional ways of dealing with teeth discoloration to help you achieve a dazzling smile. Your Newport Beach dentist recommends the following options for safer and dependable white teeth.

Choose Professional Help. The dentist may require that you undergo some sessions with this. It involves the use of custom-made trays filled with bleaching solutions and may also need a Laser light or heat source to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

Over-the-Counter Treatments. A whitening treatment considered as a wallet-friendly option. This might work, but your dentist in  Newport Beach suggests that you undergo an initial check up to rule out cavities or gum problems and to assure that this will indeed benefit you. 

Over the counter methods like toothpaste, gels, and rinses will typically last for months and results also vary.

The shade of white teeth you’ll achieve will depend on the treatment you choose. It is also best to consider a professional regimen that is convenient and noninvasive for you.  

Remember that your teeth can still get stained even after a professional whitening treatment. It is best that you rinse your mouth thoroughly after consuming food and drinks that have high staining content on our teeth.

On the other hand, pregnant women, nursing mothers or anyone with gum problems or untreated decay should be cautious about whiteners.  If you’re unsure of this, see your Newport Beach dentist like Dr. Anthony Rich, DDS.