Tooth Discoloration: Causes and Treatments

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It's been a while since your last dental checkup. Your teeth are still healthy and glowing, but now you notice a dark spot on one of your teeth or two. The spot could be a sign of a cavity, a sign of a discolored tooth, or a sign of tooth decay. 

This post will look at the different types of tooth discoloration and the potential causes. We will also look at the treatments, typically addressing the root of the problem.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

A variety of different things can cause teeth discoloration. One of the most common is smoking. Smoking can cause tooth discoloration because it is a known carcinogen and can cause permanent tooth discoloration. Other causes of tooth discoloration include sugar, coffee, tea, and red wine. 

There are several other causes of tooth discoloration, such as tooth decay, poor oral hygiene, and periodontitis. Tooth discoloration can also be caused by certain medications, such as antibiotics and steroids. You can also discolor your teeth by consuming foods you consume, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark chocolate.

Diabetes and liver disease can also cause tooth discoloration. 

Tooth Discoloration Treatments

Your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you, so it's important to keep them looking their best. Unfortunately, teeth can become discolored over time due to various factors, such as drinking coffee or smoking cigarettes. While you can't completely prevent tooth discoloration, treatments available can help restore your teeth to their original color.

There are a lot of different ways to treat tooth discoloration, including:

  • Proper oral hygiene
  • Avoidance of certain foods or drinks
  • Take-home whitening products
  • In-office whitening products
  • Bonding and veneers

Contact Us

Are you looking for the best dental care in Las Vegas? Nevada Dental Esthetics is the place to go. We are here to assist you. At our Las Vegas location, Dr. Paez welcomes patients from all over the world. Whenever a challenge arises, Dr. Paez's team can handle it because he is constantly learning and expanding his skills. You can reach us by calling 702-737-3553.

We look forward to seeing you soon!