Are your teeth looking less than lustrous lately? Our Foxboro cosmetic dentist wants you to know that tooth discoloration happens to everyone—in fact, it is a natural part of the aging process. Aside from aging, there is an abundance of other factors that leads to tooth discoloration and staining. Some of the biggest culprits behind tooth discoloration are the foods and drinks that we enjoy each day. Drinks like wine, tea, coffee, and sodas are known to cause serious discoloration. Many people are unaware that certain foods, including healthy foods like certain fruits and vegetables, also stain and discolor our teeth.
Another big cause of tooth discoloration is tobacco and tobacco products. Whether you smoke, chew tobacco, or otherwise, you are contributing to the gradual discoloration of your teeth and are damaging your smile. Dental hygiene also plays a large role in the appearance of your teeth. If you are practicing poor dental hygiene and not brushing and flossing your teeth at the frequency and with the diligence you should be, then you are much more likely to experience tooth discoloration. Certain medications can also lead to tooth discoloration, including certain antibiotics, antihistamines, blood pressure medication, antipsychotic medication, and more. Other contributing factors include genetics, aging, your environment, and trauma to the mouth and teeth. As you can see, there are many ways for your teeth to lose their luster over the years. Fortunately, our Foxboro cosmetic dentist offers solutions to reverse tooth discoloration and get your teeth whiter than ever before.
Here at Advanced Dental Care, you can choose if you would prefer to undergo professional whitening treatments here at the office, or if you would rather have a personalized at-home whitening kit created for you by our expert Foxboro cosmetic dentist, and perform the whitening sessions yourself in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Whether you prefer the at-home or in-office treatment will depend on a few different factors. If you are looking for quicker, more immediate results, then you should go for the in-office treatment as it is completed in just one visit, and gives you a noticeably whiter smile immediately after. If you would like a more gradual whitening experience, then you should choose our at-home whitening kit as the results are spread out over several sessions. For additional information, please visit the main Advanced Dental Care website, and feel free to contact us with any questions.