Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

The Causes and Cures for Tooth Discoloration

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Do you hide and hate your smile because your teeth are dark and discolored? Learn what’s led to your staining and see the light on lighter teeth.

The Truth about Tooth Discoloration

A large number of people suffer with stained teeth, but they’re completely in the dark about the cause of their dental darkness. There are several possible reasons why your teeth can be badly stained, including:

  • Insufficient dental hygiene keeps people from cleaning the plaque and particles off teeth, which can leave them darkly stained.
  • Dark-colored foods and beverages can leave their dark mark on teeth, such as coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and dark fruits and vegetables.
  • Trauma to the face can cause dental damage that darkens a tooth.
  • Tobacco use is a primary cause of the discoloration of teeth, as well as cases of oral cancer, and a higher risk of tooth decay.
  • Certain medications, antibiotics, and over-the-counter drugs can also cause tooth discoloration.
  • Genetics can make stained teeth very difficult to avoid.
  • Age naturally darkens teeth as your tooth enamel erodes and reveals the tooth’s darker dentin.

Say Goodbye to Stained Teeth

Luckily, there’s a very bright outlook for people with darkened teeth because many treatments are available to improve and remove the staining. The most common ways to deal with the discoloration of teeth include:

  • Professional, in-office tooth whitening to bleach away any stains
  • Veneers to conceal all signs of staining
  • Bonding to hide the discoloration
  • Crowns to cover the darkness

Ask your dentist to recommend the right treatment for you and face the world with a brighter smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Westland.

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I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
The hygienist was great! My teeth felt very clean.
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I really have a fear of dentist offices. Here tho i felt comfortable and relaxed. Can honestly say I’m looking forward to coming back.
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Love the staff
Erika C.
Went for the first time yesterday and it was a very pleasant experience. Dentist was great, and so we’re all of the other staff members. The lady who did my x-rays was really kind.
Angela H.
Very nice staff and I love my dentures.
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Always willing to work with you. Service was excellent and staff was friendly!
Mikel F.
They did a great job on my cleaning…one of the hygienist there was very polite and gentle with the deep cleaning, I had no discomfort whatsoever. And she explained all the home cleaning steps […]
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April is the best hygienist I’ve ever had. She’s the best. My teeth feel great. Thank you April
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Quick service and durring the removel i felt nothing.
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April is awesome. She is the dental hygienist,and she is absolutely fantastic.
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The very friendly professional Dr. Carpenter and ieesha, were very helpful and polite, they also had me in and out,there wasn’t a long wait time. I would recommend them to everyone! Thanks
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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