Austell Dental Associates has helped brighten the smiles for countless
numbers of patients over the years. One of the things that our patients
often express to us is wanting to prevent the tooth discoloration. For
some, this is an issue that is beyond one’s control; you may be
taking certain medications or have another ailment that may be conducive
to staining and discoloration. For others, just changing one’s habits
can work to reduce discoloration and even undo some of it.
What Causes Discoloration?
Every person’s circumstances—whether it is through
personal habits or environmental factors—can impact the overall health of their
teeth. Primarily, there are three causes of tooth discoloration.
1. Outside factors
These are the factors that you can control, due to poor dental care and
maintenance. Be sure to establish a regular oral care regimen and stick
to it: brushing twice each day,
flossing daily, and twice-yearly dental appointments.
2. Intrinsic factors
These are the factors that may be due to genetics and factors that are
beyond one’s control. For example, you sustained an injury, damaged
your teeth and led to discoloration. It may also come from being exposed
to fluoride and certain types of antibiotics at a young age.
Aging is an inevitable part of life. As we get older, our tooth enamel
begins losing its brilliance and strength. Over time, the dentin will
also start showing as the enamel wears.
Austell Dental Associates currently offers a $200
teeth whitening special. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment,
do not hesitate to