Reason for Tooth Discolouration include:
- Drinking coffee, tea, wine or soft drinks stains teeth
- Natural aging - The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth darkens
- Smoking or any tobacco use stains teeth
- Accidents - a dead nerve will darken a tooth
Root Canal Therapy
If your teeth have dulled, yellowed or simply lost their white healthy appearance, you are not alone. Tooth colour is affected by many factors, both controllable and uncontrollable, related to habits, lifestyle, and more.
Teeth Whitening has become more popular with the increased emphasis on personal appearance and the popularity of over-the-counter products. Whitening restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour, as well as restoring your confidence if you've been hiding your smile.
The results from Teeth Whitening can last for as long as a year, and with touch-ups treatments (at home) every few months, results can last even longer. "Touch-ups" are especially useful for patients who drink beverages that are prone to stain teeth, such as coffee, tea and red wine. Some patients may experience heightened tooth sensitivity or mild tooth or gum sensitivity during treatment, but these symptoms are only temporary and disappear within a few days after the treatment is finished.
Dr. Freedman offers his patients both in-office and take-home alternatives, depending on their needs and expectations. Both versions are very safe under the supervision or instruction of a dental professional and offer beautiful and pleasing results. Dr. Freedman can also help you compare over-the-counter products and determine which solution will be most effective for you.
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