Why Do I Have Discolored Teeth?
Teeth change color due to extrinsic, intrinsic, and age-related staining:
- Extrinsic stains occur to the surface of the tooth and are usually caused by particulates found in certain foods or tobacco.
- Intrinsic staining occurs when stain-causing particles seep below the surface of the tooth, making them more difficult to treat. Certain medications can cause internal discoloration.
- Age-related staining is caused by both extrinsic and intrinsic factors, accumulated over time and exacerbated by the natural thinning of enamel as you age.
What Are Common Causes for Tooth Stains?
Tooth staining can be caused by several factors, but the most common are:
- Food and drink, such as red wine, coffee, or sodas
- Tobacco in any form
- Poor oral hygiene
- Medical treatments, such as blood pressure medications or chemotherapy
Why Choose Zoom Whitening?
Over-the-counter, at-home teeth whitening treatments can often be tedious and require the application of messy oral gels. Zoom whitening provides an alternative that can bring instantaneous results in the convenience of our office.
In this treatment, your dentist will use a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel in conjunction with the revolutionary, chairside Zoom light to penetrate the surface of your teeth and lift staining. The treatment is quick, and you can see the results right away.