What Factors Influence Tooth Discoloration?

What Factors Influence Tooth Discoloration?

July 15, 2015  | IN TEETH WHITENING

Many of our patients struggle with discolored teeth. The good news is that we offer four whitening packages at StarWhite Dental — from in-office treatments to at-home whitening kits.

However, the tooth whitening process of your choice should be based on the underlying factor of tooth discoloration. Therefore it is best first to figure out what causes discolored teeth in the first place. We have outlined them below!

  • Genetics. Some individuals are born with enamel that is thinner than normal. The teeth appear more yellow due to the underlying dentin.
  • Certain medical conditions, such as extreme cases of fluorosis and certain types of fungal infections. Improper development of the enamel may also result from amelogenesis or dentinogenesis.
  • Use certain medications such as tetracycline during pregnancy (this affects the child rather than the mother) and early childhood. Certain antihistamines and antidepressants have also been shown to cause tooth discoloration.
  • Poor dental hygiene (brushing, flossing, regular dental cleanings)
  • Chronic smoking
  • Certain foods, such as coffee, wine, tea, and dark-colored sodas

Tooth whitening at StarWhite Dental

At StarWhite Dental, we use the Opalescence whitening product line. Opalescence products contain PF, which helps prevent cavities, reduce tooth sensitivity, and improve the overall health of your enamel. Opalescence is only available through our office.

Set up an appointment with StarWhite today, and we’ll help you decide which tooth whitening option is best for you. Call 951-698-4426 to schedule an appointment!

Dental Implants

A Dental implant is a tooth made of a titanium post with a replacement tooth (crown) attached to the top. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, anchor a dental bridge, or a full arch of teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you’ve been told that you need to have one or more of your wisdom teeth removed by our dentist, you may be wondering, especially if you are not currently experiencing any painful symptoms. So, if you want your wisdom teeth removal visit StarWhite Dental.