Tooth discoloration can significantly diminish your self-confidence, keeping you from smiling and showing off your fun side. Whether your teeth have always been a bit yellow thanks to your genes or have recently begun turning yellow because of your diet, you do not have to live with this change. Instead, you can turn to a variety of tooth discoloration treatments that are safe and effective.
Downsides of Over-the-Counter Whitening Treatments
While this may be your first option for treating tooth discoloration, you should realize that they are not nearly as powerful as in-office and professional treatments. Plus, if you already have sensitive teeth, these treatments can worsen sensitivity along the gum line.
Professional Whitening Treatments
A great option is an in-office treatment. Some tooth discoloration may be removed with a powerful hygienic cleaning using ultrasonic tools and air-jet polishing. Additionally, someone on our team may provide a prescription-level at-home tool that is safe for you and that whitens far better than any over-the-counter method ever could.
Bonding is an aesthetic dental treatment that uses a moldable composite to cover over stains. This composite resin can be shaped and sized to match with all of your teeth. Bonding can also be used to repair chips and cracks on your teeth.
Veneers are thin sheets of composite material or porcelain that are customized in shape and size for your teeth. They are then bonded to one or more of your teeth with a special glue. Veneers should be considered as permanent options because they last for at least 10 to 15 years if properly maintained.
Of course, prevention is always the best. And make sure to always check with our skilled cosmetic dentist in Little Rock before trying any of these cosmetic changes.
Make an appointment at the office of Samuel F. Jirik, DDS in Cabot to get started. Contact us today to book an initial evaluation of your tooth discoloration.