Do you have yellowed, stained, or discolored teeth? Are you looking to brighten your smile? Dr. Ned Greenberg offers dental solutions that whiten teeth in Middle River, MD. Call 410.686.4646 to treat dental concerns like tooth discoloration and stained tooth enamel. You may also request a dental exam with Dr. Greenberg on our website. Learn more about the causes of discolored teeth as well as how you can reverse tooth stains below:
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Underneath the tooth enamel is a dark under-layer called dentin. As the tooth enamel begins to erode over time, it uncovers dentin, which darkens the look of your teeth. Dental injuries or certain medications can create dark spots on the tooth enamel. Bright white spots on the teeth are caused by an over-exposure to fluoride, plaque buildup, illness, or trauma. The tooth enamel can be stained by highly pigmented beverages including coffee, tea, red wine, and sodas. Using a straw will help decrease the chance of tooth discoloration caused by these drinks.
How to Whiten Teeth
There are multiple cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to whiten discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth:
Professional Tooth Whitening: Dr. Greenberg offers teeth whitening treatment in his dental office. He uses whitening gel and light to penetrate stained tooth enamel. Professional whitening treatment lasts when patients continue to maintain their oral health at home and return to our office for touch-ups.
Porcelain Veneers: Crafted from ultra-thin shells of porcelain ceramic, dental veneers cover the front of teeth and can brighten the look of your smile by multiple shades. Porcelain veneers are bonded to teeth and offer a long-lasting end-result.
Tooth Bonding: Dental bonding is a more economical alternative to porcelain veneers that are made up of a biocompatible resin. This resin is bonded onto teeth and cured with light. Dental bonding material blends in with natural teeth or can brighten the appearance of enamel.
Dental Crowns: Durable dental crowns can fully cover single discolored teeth. They can be made of ceramic or resin and can also address tooth damage or weak teeth. Ceramic or resin dental crowns are custom-made to look like the crown of a natural tooth.