The enamel covering the teeth can become stained over time for a number of reasons. The fix for this is teeth whitening, which is considered to be one of the easiest and most economical ways of enhancing the appeal of your smile. Adult teeth can become stained or discolored over time due to:
Smoking – one of the biggest contributors to yellowed teeth!
The use of antibiotics as a child/teenager
Exposure to extremely high levels of fluoride
Food or drinks that contain tannins such as oranges, carrots, red wine, and coffee
Trauma to the tooth
Damage to nerve or blood vessels inside the root canal
Genetics – the thickness of the enamel covering your teeth is usually determined by genetics. Thinner enamel can often show the color of the dentin beneath it, giving the tooth a darker appearance.
Aging – our teeth naturally darken as we get older
You may find that your gums and teeth are a little more sensitive for a short time after the procedure. Talk to your dentist today to see if you may be a candidate for whitening!