The Mystery of Darkened and Stained Teeth

Your smile’s appearance is very important, especially because it affects your self-esteem, whether you like it or not. This means a darkened and stained smile can make taking pictures and talking to friends a little embarrassing. If this is the case for you, there is no need to worry. Dr. Amandeep S Gill and our dental team offer whitening treatments at our office. But before you start the process of whitening your smile, it’s important to identify the cause of the stains so you can maintain bright teeth.

To help you determine the cause and solve the mystery of your darkened smile, we are happy to explain the many causes.

The first thing that can cause tooth discoloration are drinks that have dark pigments. There are many beverages that can dull your smile, like red wine, coffee, and tea. The intense color pigments in the drinks, which are called chromogens, cause your tooth discoloration.

The second thing that causes stained tooth enamel is tobacco. Most of the time, tobacco products create stubborn tooth stains because they have tar and nicotine in them. Tar is naturally dark and nicotine turns yellow when it’s mixed with oxygen. It’s best to stop using as well as avoid tobacco products if you want a white and attractive smile.

The third thing that causes a dull smile is time. As time passes, your tooth enamel tends to wear away, exposing the underlying layer, which is called dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow. So, the more your enamel wears away, the more yellow your teeth will become.

The fourth thing that causes a discolored smile is trauma to the mouth. Oftentimes, when trauma hits, your chompers protect themselves after the injury by producing more dentin outside the tooth. This gives your smile a yellow tint.

Now that you know what has caused your stained teeth, it’s time to receive a treatment and tell your dentist the cause so he can give you the best tips for maintaining your white smile in Modesto, California. For more information, please feel free to call Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721. We look forward to giving you the information you’re looking for!

Consider a Gill Family Dentistry Full Smile Makeover

Were you aware that Dr. Amandeep S Gill offers full smile makeovers at Gill Family Dentistry for our patients in Modesto, California? This full picture concept allows us to essentially redo your smile using a wide range of treatment options to help you create the smile of your dreams and successfully change your outlook on life.

Do you currently suffer from misshapen, gapped, or missing teeth? Or broken, worn, crooked, damaged or decayed teeth? Well, we can help! Our smile makeover is personalized for your needs by combining several treatments for your smile issues. This might include dental bonding, bridges, crowns, fillings, implants or veneers. It can also involve complete or partial dentures or teeth whitening.

We have seen that a smile makeover isn’t just about your smile, it’s also about your health and well-being. As you are once again able to smile with confidence, your self-esteem improves. This happens because of a very real phenomenon as the brain releases neuropeptides when you smile. These neuropeptides enable communication within the neurons, and this allows messages to be sent throughout your body. This reduces stress levels by releasing the feel-good hormones in the body, you know them as dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin. The result is lowered blood pressure and heart rate, all thanks to the simple act of smiling and feeling good about yourself.

If you would like to know more about our full smile makeover, please give our team a call at (209) 549-1721 and schedule your consultation. We will work with you to customize a smile you can be proud of!