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Tooth Discoloration: Causes and Solutions

Do you have multiple stained or discolored teeth? Do you often wonder what causes your tooth discoloration in the first place?

In our Greeley, CO dentist office, Dr. Joseph Thompson and his dental team provide teeth whitening solutions for patients with stained, yellowed, and discolored teeth. Teeth can become discolored due to injury, taking certain medications, or poor oral hygiene. Learn the different reasons for tooth discoloration as well as how KoR teeth whitening treatment can help you get a brighter smile today.

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What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Underneath the white enamel of the tooth is a naturally yellow underlayer known as dentin. Over time, your tooth enamel begins to erode, which leaves the dentin exposed, creating a yellowing tint to the teeth. Yellow teeth are not aesthetically pleasing and can cause patients to feel that their smiles look aged. Brown or dark spots are usually caused by trauma or an injury to the tooth, or as a result of taking certain medications. These dark brown or black spots may be resistant to certain forms of tooth whitening but can commonly be treated with dental veneers or tooth bonding. Bright white spots on your teeth are typically a result of over-exposure to fluoride during the development of your teeth over time. White spots frequently occur after a patient has worn traditional metal braces. It is also possible to develop white spots on your teeth from poor oral hygiene, plaque buildup, illness, or trauma.

KoR Teeth Whitening

KoR Teeth Whitening: the KoR system is one of the most advanced professional teeth whitening products available. It uses a unique approach to whitening teeth based on studies of the effects that traditional whitening gels have on tooth enamel and how long they are effective. With KoR, there is an in-office treatment visit and take-home trays to complete the process over time. KoR can also be used to address tetracycline stains for most patients. You should avoid foods that stain, and keep an excellent oral health routine.

Schedule an Appointment

Call Thompson Advanced Dentistry for professional teeth whitening treatment today at 970.205.9614. You can also request an appointment on our website.