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All our teeth are vulnerable to staining and discoloration. Fortunately, there are effective methods to brighten teeth and get a white smile that exudes confidence and health. At your Fort Bliss, TX, dental office, we can provide a few treatment options to achieve the smile you want!

The Causes of Tooth Discoloration

There are a few causes of tooth discoloration. First, there are extrinsic stains. These are stains that are on the surface of our enamel. They are more easily removed and whitened. They are caused by foods and beverages with strong pigments like blueberries or coffee. Next, we have the intrinsic stains. These are within the tooth and are caused by things like poor tooth development, or taking certain medications when the teeth are forming. Then, there are discolorations from age, like the thinning of enamel. These stains do not whiten as well with bleaching, so we have other options for brightening.

Professional Whitening Options

In our office, we offer a strong yet safe professional whitening system. We will custom-fit you for special trays that will hold the bleaching gel in place without slipping. The strong bleaching gel is stronger than over-the-counter options, yet it is safer to use. Ideally, the trays are worn an hour or two per day for a couple of weeks. You’ll have a brighter, more healthy-looking smile within two weeks!

When Bleaching Doesn’t Work

If you have stubborn spots with intrinsic stains or age-related stains, cosmetic bonding or veneers may be the best option for you. With bonding, we can cover the discoloration with a whiter composite resin material that matches the rest of your tooth. With a veneer, you may get a longer-lasting restoration. With veneers, we remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth and place a custom porcelain shell over the front of your tooth. These restorations are more resistant to staining and are more durable.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Let us give you the whiter, healthier smile you deserve. For more information about our whitening and cosmetic options, give us a call at Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Fort Bliss, TX at (915)895-3678!