No one wants yellow teeth yet it happens but no one is comfortable with it. While the exact cause of yellowing and/or any other tooth discoloration is unique to each person, some typical culprits include frequent consumption of tea, coffee, and soda; cigarette and/or tobacco use; and failure to maintain proper oral hygiene. In some cases, teeth yellowing can also be brought on by genetics, as well as certain health conditions and medications.So what options do you have for removing yellow tooth stains? Assuming you’ve tried over-the-counter products such as whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes to no avail, one (or both) of the following treatments offered by Dr. Zorro may be the perfect solution:
- Professional Teeth Whitening – For discoloring caused by foods, beverages, and/or tobacco products, professional-grade teeth whitening can often provide an excellent smile enhancement that exceeds the capabilities of over-the-counter options. At our practice, Dr. Zorro utilizes in-office Zoom®! whitening, which is formulated to brighten teeth by several shades in as little as one hour.
- Porcelain Veneers – For deeper yellowing resulting from genetics, medications, and/or various other factors, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution. Custom-designed by Dr. Zorro, veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth and can be colored to achieve the exact shade of white you desire. If any other cosmetic tooth situations are present—such as chips, gaps, minor misalignments, etc.—porcelain veneers can simultaneously treatment these issues, as well.
To learn more about Zoom®! teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, or if you live in the Carlsbad CA area and wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zorro to find out which treatment would be best for you, please contact Smiles For Health DDS. We are happy to help!