Over time, most people will experience tooth staining and discoloration from foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, sodas, and sports drinks, or from smoking and tobacco use. For some people, inadequate brushing and postponed dental care can also contribute to a stained and darkened appearance. Sometimes, these external stains can be improved with a thorough professional cleaning
By carefully examining your mouth, Dr.Heidi L.Nelson can determine whether the tooth discoloration is external or internal and what cosmetic solutions will provide the best results for you.
If your staining is external, you may be a great candidate for tooth whitening. External stains can be improved very effectively and safely with one of several methods of teeth whitening. Dr. Nelson will explain the whitening process, prescribe the best treatment for your situation, and help you maintain your improved smile after treatment.
Internal stains are more of a challenge, but the appearance can also be improved. Some stains caused by tetracycline, fluorosis, or the aging process may not respond well to bleaching and may require other cosmetic solutions such as porcelain veneers or composite bonding. Sometimes, a combination of services in addition to teeth whitening is needed to solve more involved problems so that your teeth can function and look much better.
During your consultation, Dr. Nelson will discuss your concerns and condition of your teeth and gums and explain options for achieving a brighter, healthier, and more attractive smile.
Your smile is your gift to the world. Keeping it healthy is your gift to yourself.
Contact Dr. Heidi L. Nelson in Sunnyside, NY, to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how teeth whitening can help brighten your smile! Call today at (718) 784-2699.