Tooth Discoloration

TOOTH DISCOLORATION

Tooth discolorations can stem from a variety of causes, ranging from the obvious to the seemingly mysterious. The more obvious causes of tooth discolorations include habit-related causes, such as tobacco stains, or stains from coffee, tea, wine, cola, or other dark colored drinks. Surprisingly, even some fruits or vegetables, such as apples or potatoes, can stain your teeth. However, a much more subtle discoloration can occur gradually over a period of many years as the tooth enamel wears down, revealing the yellow dentin underlying the enamel.

Whatever the cause, tooth discolorations can be a source of embarrassment, and a deterrent to easily showing a smile due to lack of confidence.

Many patients find that they are more comfortable smiling and less self-conscious after handling their tooth discolorations. This is done through tooth whitening treatments which we provide at Minneapolis Dental. Nearly all types of tooth discoloration show dramatic reduction after only a single treatment of an hour or less.

For best results, we will perform a smile analysis before your tooth whitening treatment.  We will examine the type of tooth discolorations you have and discuss your tooth whitening options with you, along with our recommendations for maximum effectiveness.

“Tooth whitening” refers to several different ways of handling tooth discolorations, whether they are uneven discolorations such as those caused by tobacco, or uniform discolorations such as a gradual yellowing of all the teeth over the years.

Tooth whitening can be achieved by many methods, which vary in their degree of effectiveness as well as the types of discolorations they can handle.  Our in-house treatment uses a combination of whitening products to achieve dramatic and permanent results on nearly all discolorations after a single 30 to 60 minute treatment.

Call us today at Minneapolis Dental at 612-332-1255 to schedule your smile analysis and tooth whitening treatment. Our office is located on the 14th floor of the 150 South Fifth Street Tower (at 2nd Ave S and 5th St.) – within walking distance for those on the downtown Minneapolis skyway. We also offer complimentary parking!