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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Dr and assistant were excellent!
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The employees are all professional and polite. I had started to get my teeth fixed with a fear of the dentist, my visits to gentle Dental have defeated that fear and has even created an interest in […]
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Simon D.
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.
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This is a nice place to go 4real, everybody was nice and pleasant plus made me feel like family. That made my day getting my teeth cleaned and not feeling pain because the dentist had me listening to […]
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Dr Carpenter and his assistants are the best. Im a big big cry baby due to childhood dentist horror and they took care of me. Thanks everyone on today’s visit, Marilyn too!
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