Have you noticed that your teeth are more discolored than they used to be?
Teeth discoloration is a natural part of aging and lifestyle choices, but professional teeth whitening can help you turn back the clock.
The dentists at Thornton Dental Associates, P.C., help Washington DC patients safely achieve whiter teeth.
What Causes Discoloration?
Yellowing teeth are a natural part of aging. As we age, our enamel wears down, exposing the yellow dentin underneath.
Some people have thicker enamel layers than others, allowing their teeth to stay whiter for longer.
Dark beverages, like wine and coffee, can stain your teeth.
Tobacco products, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco, can stain your teeth.
Certain medications, like antibiotics, can stain your teeth. If you notice sudden discoloration, see if your medicine is to blame.
Broken, cracked, and chipped teeth can cause internal bleeding that makes your teeth appear darker.
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Stains
Extrinsic stains are caused by external factors that you can control, such as what you drink, eat, and if you smoke. The stain is on the external layer of enamel, making whitening an ideal treatment to correct the discoloration. Intrinsic stains are often caused by factors you can't control, such as dental trauma, medical conditions and treatment, and genetics. These stains are located on the inside of the tooth and aren't often responsive to teeth whitening and benefit more from veneers or dental crowns.
Do You Qualify For Teeth Whitening? Request a Consultation
If you have good oral health and want a brighter smile, you likely are a good candidate for in-office teeth whitening at our DC location.
Our dentists are here to customize your teeth whitening treatment to your needs. Using the highest standard of dental technology, our team can help you get the smile you've been dreaming of.
To see if you qualify for teeth whitening, call to request a whitening consultation at our Washington, DC, office:
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