Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Tooth discoloration is embarrassing and inconvenient. Dental stains have a variety of causes. Uncovering the cause of the stains may help prevent future stains from developing as well as help facilitate treatment. Dr. Frame, Santa Clara cosmetic dentist, provides a variety of treatments for these discolorations.

One common cause of stains is the foods and beverages you consume. Eating foods such as berries or candies, or drinking beverages such as coffee, tea, and wine can cause stains over time. After eating these foods or drinking staining beverages, it is important to brush your teeth to help prevent the stains from setting in.

Aging can also cause the teeth to yellow. No matter how vigilant you may be about your oral hygiene, your teeth will likely begin to yellow as you get older because dental enamel yellows over time.

Medications can also cause deep stains. Some antibiotics, such as tetracycline, as well as other medications can cause the tooth to become deeply stained inside. These stains often appear dark gray.

Dr. Frame provides a variety of treatments designed to fix stained teeth. Light stains, such as stains caused by foods, beverages, or aging, can be treated by teeth whitening treatments provides by Dr. Frame, specialist for teeth whitening in Santa Clara. However, deep stains that are inside of the tooth may need covering up by ceramic veneers.

Dr. Frame will be happy to examine your teeth and determine the best remedy for your dental stains. No matter how lightly or badly stained your teeth may be, there is a solution that can restore your smile to its original radiance.

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