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Causes of Discolored Teeth

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As you age, your teeth become darker because there are changes in the mineral structure, causing the enamel to become less porous. Other causes of discolored teeth are bacteria, stains from foods and beverages such as tea, and smoking. Certain medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline and iron supplements, can also cause teeth to become discolored.

Teeth Bleaching our Yuma AZ Specialists Offer

We use several kinds of teeth bleaching agents in our Yuma AZ office. The simple process involves carefully painting a light-cured protective layer on your gums and the small pieces of gums between your teeth. This protects them from burns. Then, our teeth bleaching Yuma AZ experts use a bleaching agent, either hydrogen peroxide or an agent that breaks down into hydrogen peroxide.

Before your treatment, our teeth whitening Yuma AZ specialists will review your dental history and inspect your teeth to determine the best type of bleaching agent for your unique mouth.

When Teeth Don't Respond to Teeth Bleaching ... Our Dentists Offer Other Ways to Improve Your Smile

Sometimes you may not respond to teeth bleaching. Our Yuma AZ dentist will recommend a different procedure if you have tooth decay or infected gums, as teeth whitening is not the best option for you. Keep in mind that bleaching is not effective on teeth that are originally grayish in color and it doesn't work on areas where bonding has been used. It is also ineffective on tooth-colored fillings.

In these cases, our teeth whitening Yuma AZ experts will recommend porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or another form of restorative dental care.

Why Choose Teeth Whitening by our Yuma AZ Professionals Instead of Over-the-Counter Products

There is a wide variety of over-the-counter teeth whiteners, which have recently gained in popularity. From toothpaste to strips, the effectiveness of each varies as much as the products themselves. Some only provide minimal improvement while others show no noticeable change of color.

When you choose teeth bleaching by our Yuma AZ dentists, you'll get better results that last longer than over-the-counter products. Moreover, with our teeth whitening Yuma AZ experts, you can be sure you're taking the proper care of your mouth. At-home products can cause tooth sensitivity and even burning when not used properly. If your dental health is not in good condition, you could experience additional side effects from over-the-counter products.

The Type of Results You Can Expect

When you come in to see our teeth whitening Yuma AZ specialists, we'll review your dental health and chart your current color. Based on the best procedure for you, we can chart your expected improvement.

Sometimes if teeth require extra teeth bleaching, our Yuma AZ dentists will provide you with follow-up treatments that can be performed at home. These will enable optimal results after your initial in-office treatment.

Improve your Smile!

Smiles, just like yours, are shining brighter thanks to our professional teeth bleaching treatments. Call us today at 928.344.5700 for more information on teeth whitening.