Is your smile as bright as you would like it to be? Over the years, stains and blemishes can build on the surface of your teeth and cause unwanted discoloration. As your teeth become yellow, this can have a serious effect on your self-confidence and leave you wondering what solutions are available for treatment. Gel-based whitening procedures or the placement of porcelain veneers can help restore your pride in your smile. You can also modify your daily diet to avoid future staining and maintain a bright look for years to come! Your Cerritos, CA dentist’s office offers guidance on avoiding staining and can provide important treatment for returning the appearance of your pearly whites.
Preventing Dental Discoloration
The best way to keep your teeth bright and shiny is to avoid behaviors that cause staining and prematurely wear down your enamel in the first place. Often the food and drink you consume is the culprit for a yellow appearance. Coffee, tea, and red wine contain material that can cause significant staining. The effect may be permanent or temporary, but staying on top of your daily brushing routine can help stop stains from setting in. Consider selecting a toothpaste with a whitening product to lift surface stains at home.
Tobacco use can cause discoloration as well as health concerns. In addition to contributing to gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth loss, tobacco use can cause significant staining due to nicotine and tar content. Smokers can even progress from yellow teeth to a deep brown or even black appearance after years of use.
Cosmetic Service For Whiter Teeth
After stains have set into your teeth, we can provide a professional whitening procedure that addresses problems beyond the capabilities of your toothpaste or a store bought whitening treatment. We can apply a bleaching gel that breaks down blemishes in a single visit to our office.
When yellowing occurs due to the erosion of your enamel, whitening gel may not be the most effective solution. In these instances, we can provide porcelain veneers to return a brighter look. We can select the shade of the porcelain material to replicate a natural appearance and even address issues with the shape of your teeth at the same time!
Call Your Cerritos, CA Dentist To Help Whiten Your Teeth Today!
Cosmetic dentistry can improve the shade of your teeth and complement your daily oral hygiene routine to maintain a beautiful smile. To schedule an appointment, contact your Cerritos, CA dentist today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from the surrounding communities of Lakewood, Long Beach, and Buena Park as well!