Intersted in getting your teeth whitened? Let our Gentle Family Dentists Help You.
Let’s find out more about:
- Why your teeth might be stained
- Can they be whitened
- Will whitening remove all stains
Our self-esteem is absolutely affected by how we perceive ourselves, even our outward selves. Our smile and appearance can have a definite effect on our mood and on the way we function in our social and business relationships. Common conditions that have a negative impact on our smile are “gummy” smiles, cracked or broken teeth, missing teeth, and discolored teeth. When it comes to discolored teeth, many people consider teeth whitening.
Each patient that comes to us will be evaluated on their specific individual needs. If you find yourself interested in learning more about teeth whitening, our cosmetic dentists will learn about your personal needs and wants, to see whether or not you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. At times, stains that are found only on the surface of the teeth, can be removed with a good cleaning. However, for stains are found deeper as well as stains that are affecting the structure of the tooth, a different approach will be considered in the patient’s cosmetic makeover. Regardless, we do know that stains are unwelcome, and we will come up with a solution to help you get them removed.
What Causes Stained Front Teeth?
If you are considering teeth whitening, you may be resentful that your teeth have stains in the first place. Teeth stains can be caused for several reasons. Certain foods and drinks, like tea, coffee, grape or carrot juice, berries, or beets can cause your teeth to retain staining. If you received silver amalgam fillings years ago, they may be leaching out silver salts onto your teeth. Also, when a tooth suffers trauma or if the nerve dies, it may become dark gray in appearance because of bleeding within the tooth, or from debris within the pulp of the tooth. Finally, if you were given certain medications as a child, like Tetracycline, while teeth were forming, some teeth may have become permanently discolored. Teeth whitening is an option for stained teeth, but patients must be aware that teeth whitening cannot rectify all stained teeth.
Make easy, affordable payments for your procedure with dental payment plans we offer.
Coddington Dental is a proud member of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re one of multiple NFD locations, some of which are even open on weeknights and weekends for your convenience.
Each NFD team member is trained to go above and beyond to keep our patients calm and comfortable, so you can expect the same exceptional care from all of our sister locations.