Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 07/18/2017

Clovis tooth whiteningThere's no doubt that our Clovis-area patients want bright, white, photogenic teeth. A beautiful smile is an invaluable asset, and teeth whitening can absolutely help achieve this goal. Of course, prevention is always the best medicine, and being aware of how and why teeth get stained in the first place is the first step toward keeping them in a beautiful state.

To be sure, you can do everything right and still find yourself with stained, discolored teeth. In these cases, teeth whitening is exceptionally helpful. But that's no reason not to be vigilant.

Here are common causes of tooth discoloration:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Certain foods and beverages can stain your teeth – examples include wine, soda, tea and coffee
  • Certain medications, including tetracycline and doxycycline
  • Trauma
  • Certain diseases

It's also important to understand why your teeth are stained and discolored since the cause can affect the treatment. Some forms of staining are not amenable to traditional teeth whitening treatments. As a result, it's vital that you be open and honest with us about your medical history, diet and current medications.

Once we identify a cause of your discoloration, we can talk about solutions. We have helped hundreds of patients restore their beautiful smiles using our advanced, proven whitening solutions.

If you live in or around Clovis, California and you have questions about teeth whitening, please call Dr. Gregory G. Miyake today at 559-224-0103 for a consultation and examination.