Tooth Stains

Stained teeth can be unsightly and embarrassing. SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta, Georgia, offers professional teeth whitening services that will leave you with a whiter, brighter smile.

Causes of Tooth Stains

A number of things can cause teeth to appear yellow, brown, or even gray. Oftentimes, teeth staining culprits can be grouped into two categories: extrinsic and intrinsic.

Extrinsic stains are known as surface stains, while intrinsic stains result when the inside of the tooth has been darkened.

The professionals at SmileScapes Dentistry offer a number of solutions for stained teeth. Read on to learn the causes of tooth stains and what types of professional teeth whitening options available at our office in Alpharetta.

Extrinsic Causes of Tooth Stains

Coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can cause tooth stains when consumed over a long period of time. Additionally, foods that are extremely hot or cold can also affect tooth color. You may not realize it, but the heat and cold can open the pores in your teeth, allowing agents to attack them at a greater force.

Smoking and chewing tobacco are also known to greatly affect the color of teeth. Not only do tobacco products have a devastating effect on your health, but they can also turn teeth yellow over time.

If you have neglected proper oral hygiene habits, this can result in teeth staining, too. Bad oral hygiene habits can negatively affect the health of your teeth, leading to tooth decay, tooth stains, and a number of other teeth related issues. That’s why, it is important to floss and brush your teeth everyday.

Intrinsic Causes of Tooth Stains

While a number of outside factors can affect tooth color, other things can cause teeth to become stained from the inside out.

For example, antibiotics, antihistamines, antipsychotic, and antihypertensive medications can cause teeth to become stained. Trauma, such as chipping or breaking teeth, can darken teeth due to enamel damage or a dead nerve. Tooth decay and dental fillings can even cause the outlying tooth enamel to appear gray. Finally, aging can lead to teeth discoloration, as everyday wear and tear will contribute to tooth stains over time.

Treat Tooth Stains at SmileScapes Dentistry in Alpharetta

While brushing, flossing, and seeing your Smilescapes hygienist on a regular basis can help fight the symptoms of tooth discoloration, sometimes it is simply not enough – or it is too late.

If you are battling tooth stains, and are seeking a whiter smile, SmileScapes Dentistry offers in-office professional teeth whitening treatments to help fight extrinsic tooth stains.

SmileScapes Dentistry can offer treatments that last anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes which will significantly change the color of your teeth. These professional teeth whitening treatments are a powerful way to fight teeth discoloration issues in a short amount of time.

Not every patient will be a candidate for teeth whitening treatments, so it is important to speak with Dr. Woods first. Consult with the professionals at SmileScapes Dentistry to see if our in-office professional teeth whitening services are the best option for you..

Schedule a Consultation for Professional Whitening Services

If you are worried that about your tooth discoloration, contact us for a free consultation. The professionals at SmileScapes Dentistry will examine your smile and recommend a course of action to meet your individualized needs. Our in-office professional whitening services will provide you with a whiter, brighter smile in just a few treatments.

Call the professionals at SmileScapes Dentistry at (770) 551-0808 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.