If you are one of the many American’s who suffer from a less than vibrant smile you are not alone. Stained or yellowish teeth are a common occurrence but can be reversed with effective teeth whitening treatments. There are a number of reasons why teeth become discolored as our diets, lifestyles and genetics can play an important factor into how white our teeth stay. Food and diet are the most common reasons for teeth discoloration but there are additional causes that result in stained teeth. Our teeth started out bright white, so why have they lost their luster?
The Science Behind Tooth Discoloration
When we were young our teeth started out a dazzling white and likely have discolored to a noticeable degree. The reason is likely the enamel in our teeth has started to hold stains within its pores and becomes more visibly transparent. The transparency of the teeth makes the tooth’s core material, dentin, which is yellowish in nature, to show through. Enamel is the tooth’s protectant against the harmful effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. Over time stains and debris accumulate within the porous substance of the enamel and the teeth develop the dull appearance so many of our patients come in to remove.
The good news about tooth discoloration is that it can be reversed with proper teeth whitening treatments. We offer Zoom Whitening to help our patients quickly and effectively remove the stains and discoloration from their teeth, often leaving them with teeth that are up to nine shades whiter. Zoom Whitening has a powerful whitening agent that gently removes stains from the teeth and utilizes a patented light that helps brighten teeth for a Hollywood smile. The procedure only takes about an hour and the results are immediate.