Not everyone was born with a perfect set of bright pearly white teeth but there are effective bleaching and teeth whitening San Diego treatments that can erase the stains and discoloration.
Stains can be removed easily with a bleaching agent for discoloration on the outer layer of the tooth says San Diego cosmetic dentist. Stains from drinking coffee or tea, smoking or even eating a lot of spaghetti sauce can cause stains on the outer layer of the tooth.
If the inner structure of the tooth are darker or yellowed, it is called an "intrinsic" stain. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove and in some cases can't be removed at all. For example, tetracycline (an antibiotic) can cause intrinsic staining. This occurs when it is used by children under age 8 or women in the last half of their pregnancy. These stains cannot be removed by bleaching and a Del Mar teething whitening procedure will be needed says San Diego dentist.
Some stains can also be caused by nerve or blood vessel damage. In this case, a Root canal therapy may be necessary to prevent permanent staining. If external bleaching does not remove the stain, a teeth bleaching product can be applied to the inside of the tooth. Another option is to cover the tooth with veneers.
Another type of stain is called dentin which is age-related. Dentin is a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. As we age, the inner portion of the tooth gets slightly yellow. The outer part of the tooth (enamel) gradually becomes thinner over time and allows the yellow dentin to show through.
Yellow stains are the easiest to remove with bleaching or teeth whitening. Gray or black stains tend to be more difficult. Generally, new stains are easier to remove than old ones so it’s important to see your dentist regularly for a deep cleaning or teeth whitening to maintain whiter, healthier teeth.