Why Do Teeth Darken?

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

Many factors contribute to the darkening, discoloration and staining of your teeth. The most common causes are staining from foods, beverages, tobacco products, some medications and the passing of the years.

Typical foods and beverages that cause darkening and staining are coffee, tea, wine and cola drinks, and blueberries, cranberries and beets. Smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco and the ingestion of certain prescribed medications along with the aging process contribute to your teeth darkening and losing their luster and sparkle.

Tooth whitening products that you can purchase over-the-counter usually provide disappointing results, while in-office or tooth whitening options under the guidance of a cosmetic dentist produce dramatic results and are safe to use.

In-office tooth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dental procedure at the dental office of Dr. Terry Bass because it is a simple solution to tooth enamel darkening and discoloration, it is safe and effective and affordable as well. Dr. Bass also provides take-home tooth whitening kits for those patients who prefer to whiten in the comfort of their own homes under his instructions and guidance. The tooth whitening option that is best for your needs depends on the results of your examination and evaluation and the recommendation of Dr. Bass.

If you would like to learn more about your tooth whitening options and you live in Edmond, Lawton, Norman or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, please contact the highly qualified tooth whitening cosmetic dentist Dr. Terry Bass today.