The Reasons Why Your Smile Changes Color

Do you ever wonder why your tooth enamel changes color? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill, is happy to discuss the reasons why the smile changes. Unfortunately, some reasons you cannot control while others you can. The reasons for tooth discoloration include:

-Tooth-staining foods and drinks (Like red wine, coffee, dark berries, and tomato sauce. If it can stain fabric, it can stain your tooth enamel.)

-Tobacco use (Tar and nicotine stain the tooth enamel. Tar is naturally dark and nicotine is colorless until it meets oxygen. Then, it changes into a yellow, enamel-staining substance.)

-Age (Sometimes as time goes by, the white outer shell of the teeth wears away. Then, it exposes the underlying layer that is called dentin. Dentin is naturally yellow.)

-Trauma (Sometimes your tooth protects itself with dentin when it is injured. Like mentioned before, dentin is naturally yellow.)

-Medications (Some medications have a side effect of tooth darkening.)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth discoloration in Modesto, California, please contact Gill Family Dentistry today at (209) 549-1721. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to give you the tips and information you need!

Enjoy the New Year with Your New Smile Thanks to Dental Damage Prevention

Did you know that the lifestyle habits you partake in can severely hinder your oral health? One of the easiest ways to cause harm to your teeth is through dental damage that arises from lifestyle choices and high-risk activities in your daily life. Although it is important always make sure you are doing your part to clean your teeth daily, make sure you’re protecting your teeth from a physical standpoint on a daily basis as well.

In order to protect your smile, it is a good idea to always avoid bad habits and lifestyle choices that can severely hinder your oral health. This includes products such as smoking or chewing tobacco as well as using drugs. Any one of these bad habits can destroy your oral health immediately, including causing dental damage in the form of stained teeth or bad breath. In addition, they can cause serious infections to arise and can even lead to tooth loss and oral throat cancer.

Another common form of dental damage arises due to sports. Sports, specifically contact sports, are extremely hazardous to an individual’s oral health because they can easily cause dental damage to occur. Even a single blow to the face can disrupt your smile and knock out multiple teeth. Thus, it is always a good idea to wear the appropriate safety equipment to protect your smile whenever possible. This includes wearing helmets, face masks, and mouth guards when applicable.

Another common form of dental damage arises due to mouth jewelry. Although mouth jewelry is often worn as an aesthetic statement and a fashion choice, it can severely hinder your oral health in numerous ways. Lip and tongue rings often require additional care, as oral ailments including infections can arise. In addition, nerve damage can occur, as well as cracked teeth, oral inflammation, and severe gum tissue laceration. Furthermore, broken pieces from mouth jewelry can pose as choking hazards.

There truly is no better way to enhance your smile than with dental damage prevention treatments. If you would like to discuss dental damage prevention treatments and have your teeth examined by our team at Gill Family Dentistry, please book an appointment with Dr. Amandeep S Gill and our team at our dentist office.  To initiate a visit with us in Modesto, California, call our office at (209) 549-1721.