Discoloration of Teeth Explained

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Are you ever worried about the color of your teeth? If so, you’re far from alone. In fact, did you know that Americans spend $1.4 billion dollars every year on home whitening kits? If you’re unhappy with the color of your smile, we recommend giving us a call—but wouldn’t it be nice to avoid the need for a whitening altogether? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent discolored teeth.

As you probably know, a few external factors can cause discoloration. For example, tobacco can adversely affect the color of your teeth, whether you chew, use a pipe, or smoke cigarettes. Some beverages, such as cola, tea, or coffee, can also stain your teeth. Finally, certain medications have been known to darken teeth.

The color of your teeth color can also be determined by things you can’t control. In fact, did you know aging and genetics can be responsible for the color of your teeth? Fortunately, you have a few whitening options. Of course, our team can help. After inspecting your teeth, we’ll see that your needs are met and will develop a whitening plan specifically for you.

Of course, there are a few advantages to both at-home kits and to a professional whitening. As you may guess, using an at-home kit is more affordable, and arguably more convenient. However, our dentist can give you more personalized results, and whiten your teeth far more quickly. In fact, while at-home kits can take as much as two weeks, a professional whitening generally takes less than an hour.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Wright Family Dentistry at 870.932.2300. Our dentist Dr. Damon Wright, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.