Dr. Laurie Bloch - Exceptional Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV


Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist specializing inSmile Makeovers


Causes of Yellow Teeth

Discolored, dull, and yellow teeth can cause us to want to hide our smiles. We may become embarrassed about the color of our teeth and avoid smiling or talking for fear that our teeth will show. We can choose to have teeth whitening treatments to remove the stains from our teeth and to brighten our teeth to create a more enhanced appearance. We can also learn about the causes of yellow teeth and what we can do to prevent our smile from becoming dull and discolored.

There are many causes of yellow teeth that include:
  • Eating certain foods like apples and potatoes
  • Drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
  • Using tobacco products
  • Taking certain medications
  • Our environment
  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Experiencing trauma to the teeth
  • Using fluoride excessively
  • Using certain dental materials
  • Practicing poor dental hygiene
We do not want the dental materials used that correct our smiles to cause our smiles to dull and become discolored. The dental materials used today have come a long way and there are many more options available that will not discolor teeth. Dentists used to correct cavities and cracks in teeth with metal amalgam fillings. The amalgam used to restore the teeth would cause the teeth to appear gray over time. Now, cosmetic dentists use tooth-colored fillings that match the natural color of the teeth and will not cause the teeth to discolor.

Practicing great dental hygiene will help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day will remove harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and yellow teeth. Visiting the dentist for routine dental cleanings will help remove the bacteria from hard to reach places and keep your smile bright.

Tooth Whitening to Enhance Smiles

Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Dr. Laurie provides her patients with tooth whitening treatments to remove any stains they may have on their teeth and to brighten their smiles. Dr. Laurie offers both an in-office and an at-home teeth whitening treatment that are both safe, easy, and effective.

The two treatments Dr. Laurie offers are:
  • The Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening Treatment
  • At-home Teeth Bleaching Kit
Many patients who choose to have the Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening treatment will also choose to maintain their teeth whitening results at home with the teeth bleaching kit.

If you would like to have your smile enhanced with teeth whitening or if you would like more information on the causes of tooth discoloration, please contact Dr. Laurie's cosmetic dentistry office serving patients in and around the Las Vegas, Nevada area for a tooth whitening consultation.

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