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What Causes Teeth Staining?

Tooth stains and discoloration can be caused by a variety of different factors, the most common of which include many foods and beverages you might consume on a regular basis:

In addition to these substances, the use of tobacco products, certain medications—including many antibiotics—and simply the natural process of aging can lead to gradual yellowing and/or darkening of teeth.

Fortunately, there are a variety of options available for resolving tooth stains and discoloration, with the two most effective solutions typically being professional teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

At Innovative Dental, our cosmetic dentists offer a customizable Zoom!® teeth whitening system that can be used in the comfort and convenience of your own home until you achieve the shade of white you desire. Results tend to last for many years, and touch-up treatment is generally quite easy should you wish to whiten your teeth again in the future.

If you are seeking a more permanent tooth whitening solution, however, porcelain veneers will likely be your best option. The state-of-the-art e.max® porcelain material our dentists use for veneers is actually resistant to staining, allowing you to achieve—and maintain—the exact tooth shade you desire without worrying about future discoloration. Need to see it to believe it? Check out Dr. Olson’s experiment with porcelain veneers below!

Interested in Treating Tooth Stains and Discoloration?

For more information about tooth stains and their treatment, or if you would like to find out which smile enhancement solution is best for your needs and goals, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice online or by phone today to schedule an appointment. Innovative Dental is happy to help!