Many people who take the best possible care of their teeth are surprised to find that, at some point in life, the teeth begin taking on a yellow appearance. While the extent of yellow discoloration is often different for everyone, most individuals will experience at least a mild degree of yellowing during their lifetime. After a while, foods and drinks that many of us commonly consume—such as tea, coffee, wine, and berries—will start taking their toll on the color of our teeth. Plus, the natural process of aging will also contribute to teeth yellowing, and the use of tobacco products will certainly have an effect. The good news is that there are treatments available right here at the office of Trey Vereen, DMD that can reduce (or even hide) yellow discoloration and give the teeth a whiter, brighter, and healthier look.
Options at our practice that can address yellow stains on the teeth include:
With professional teeth whitening treatment, many patients can lighten their teeth by several shades and effectively reduce certain degrees of yellowing. We offer in-office and at-home whitening treatments that contain more powerful bleaching agents than those that are sold over-the-counter. Plus, our teeth whitening treatments are overseen by our experienced cosmetic dentist, which can increase the chance that the outcome will be successful.
Porcelain veneers offer patients with severe levels of yellow discoloration a way to completely renew the appearance of their teeth. In some cases, yellow stains are so deep and dark that a teeth whitening treatment may not be effective. For these situations, custom-designed porcelain veneers can be created to “mask” the stains.
Each veneer is meticulously crafted to appear like the natural tooth, only a whiter, healthier-looking version of it. Porcelain veneers only cover the most visible portion of the tooth rather than the entire tooth, and they are placed with a strong dental cement for results that can last for many years with the proper care.
The bottom-line is: don’t get discouraged if you feel like you’re doing all the right things—like brushing & flossing daily and attending your routine dental cleanings—and you still find that your teeth are yellowing. It’s a very common condition that can be successfully improved with treatments designed to help you smile brightly and with confidence!
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vereen, please contact us today.