If you’re struggling with yellow or discolored teeth, you’re not alone. That’s because even with the most diligent dental hygiene efforts, teeth can lose their luster for a variety of reasons.
Common causes of tooth discoloration include:
- Certain medications
- Too much fluoride
- Poor oral hygiene
Fortunately, this dental problem is also one of the easiest to fix. At Bucktown Wicker Park Dental, our team provides the Chicago community with services to help their smiles last a lifetime. If you have yellow or discolored teeth, we can help you transform your teeth so you have something to smile about again.
Before jumping into more specialized services, the first step to getting a great smile involves getting a professional cleaning. Sometimes, this step alone can help restore your lost tooth luster.
Everyday habits — like smoking or drinking coffee, tea, or red wine — play a major role in tooth discoloration. But a professional cleaning with dental tools can remove them, along with plaque and tartar buildup. After a final polish, you can expect to leave our office with brighter teeth and a healthier overall smile.
When a dental cleaning isn’t enough for stubborn stains or discoloration, professional teeth whitening can help.
Our team relies on the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed system that uses bleaching gel and light-accelerated technology to speed up the whitening process. That means you can get teeth up to eight shades lighter within 45 minutes.
The best part? The entire process is completely comfortable and there’s no downtime, so you can enjoy your brand-new smile immediately.
Sometimes, tooth discoloration goes beyond surface staining. Professional cleanings or whitening can do very little to help deep stains caused by certain medicines, injury, or disease. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with yellow or discolored teeth.
For more complex tooth discoloration, we often recommend veneers. This dental treatment works by concealing your tooth problem with a thin porcelain shell. You can get veneers in just two visits, and they’re a great solution for numerous dental imperfections, whether you have chips or cracks, misshapen teeth, or discoloration.
Each veneer is custom-made, so they match the length, shape, and color of the rest of your teeth. You can get a single veneer or several, so you can transform one tooth or your entire smile — changing your teeth from yellow to white.
It’s easy to care for veneers — simply brush and floss daily, and get regular professional cleanings. And they’re stain-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about discoloration in the future.
Are you ready to say goodbye to your yellow or discolored teeth? Schedule an appointment at our friendly neighborhood dental practice by calling 773-252-2303.