The positive effects of teeth whitening can completely transform a person’s appearance, as well as how they feel about themselves. Patients in the Embarcadero area of San Francisco are fortunate to have our practice in their area to provide the best teeth whitening procedures that help alter their lives for the better. With the technological advancements over the years, teeth whitening has never been more affordable, quicker and effective. It’s a routine, and non-invasive procedure provided by Dr. Skoulas that will result in beautiful white teeth patients can be proud of.
Causes Of Teeth Discoloration
Patients in San Francisco and Embarcadero who have discolored teeth don’t have anything to worry about. However, most patients understand the advantages of having shiny white teeth, which include looking more professional in the job market, enhancing one’s self-esteem, confidence and more. Over time, teeth can become discolored for many reasons, including the following:
- Genetics – Some people are born with white teeth, but others have naturally discolored Teeth whitening can still improve the appearance of the teeth, but depending on how intense the discoloration is, other options, like crowns or veneers, may be required to get shiny white results.
- Age – The older we get, the more our tooth enamel will start to turn a yellow color. As the enamel becomes more transparent and thinner over time, the underlying yellow layer starts showing.
- Certain Foods and Drinks – Most people eat foods and drink certain drinks that lead to teeth discoloration. Things like blueberries, citrus and acidic foods, coffee, wine, tea, soda and many more can contribute to discolored teeth over time. It’s not fair to make people in San Francisco and Embarcadero give up the foods and drinks they love, so that’s why teeth whitening is available.
- Smoking – People who smoke will likely develop discolored teeth over time. Teeth whitening procedures typically respond very well to discoloration caused by smoking.
- Trauma – Whether trauma to a tooth occurred recently or many years ago, it’s possible it could lead to discoloration.