Posted on 9/20/2018 by Office - Boone DMD
|Do you have a single tooth that is discolored or appears stained? We can help with that. Whether it's staining from coffee, tea, tobacco or food or it's a deeper stain perhaps from an injury to your tooth, we can restore it for you.
Why Do Teeth Stain?Teeth are porous and they can absorb color from the things we put into our mouths. The biggest contributors to discolored and stained teeth are coffee, tea, smoking and chewing tobacco. Of course, we would recommend that if you're a regular user of tobacco that you try to quit for obvious health reasons. We also recognize that damage has been done and we can help you reverse the appearance of teeth yellowed by smoking or chewing tobacco.
When only one tooth is discolored, we will want to give you a thorough exam prior to assisting you with whitening. A single stained tooth can be something much more complex than a stain from something you've eaten. Stains can be indications of plaque buildup, which deteriorates the tooth enamel and begins decaying your tooth.
If you've ever sustained a mouth injury, a discolored tooth can be an indication that the root of your tooth was damaged, and it has died. This decay from the inside out, can be very dangerous and will need to be repaired with a root canal and a crown.
We also offer veneers as a solution for a single tooth that seems to be stained. If veneers are not a viable option for you, dental bonding is another effective way to cover a stained tooth. Whatever treatment you choose, the most important step of the process is making sure that there's not a more serious issue going on with your oral health. Call our office today and schedule your next cleaning, together we can decide what treatment is right for you!