Stained and discolored teeth are often the source of embarrassment about the appearance of your smile. They can make you look older than your years and diminish your sense of confidence when interacting with others. For most patients, restoring a brighter, whiter smile can be quick, economical and painless. Westborough Dental Associates offers professional teeth whitening for whitening your smile with consistent, safe and lasting results when compared to over the counter options readily available.
Why Are My Teeth Discolored?
The first step towards a whiter smile is to evaluate your dental health and determine the cause of your tooth stains or discoloration. In many cases, it is the result of aging and the impact of lifestyle habits such as smoking and dark foods and beverages that stain the teeth over time. For most patients, Dr. Tufa can recommend teeth whitening and help them meet their aesthetic goals with either an in-office treatment or take-home option. Your treatment results can be maintained by minimizing certain lifestyle habits and periodic touch-ups. Rinsing the mouth with water after consuming coffee, tea, and darker fruits can also help reduce new stains.
Alternatives to Professional Teeth Whitening
There are certain types of tooth stains and discoloration that will not respond to professional tooth bleaching. These can include tooth staining as a result of certain medications, medical conditions and genetic factors affecting tooth color. If it is determined that your teeth will not respond to teeth whitening treatments, Dr. Tufa offers a range of options for achieving a whiter smile.
- Dental fillings: if dark fillings are visible when you smile, Dr. Tufa can replace them with natural looking white fillings for a quick smile makeover that will also improve dental health
- Dental crowns: for a single discolored tooth, a dental crown can be placed to match your smile and improve overall aesthetics
- Porcelain veneers: dental veneers can be placed to cover one or several teeth, customized in color to your appearance for a beautiful new smile
- Cosmetic tooth bonding: Dr. Tufa can change the color of your teeth using tooth bonding