Stains: What They Do (And Don’t) Mean

When your smile is impacted by the presence of stains or what you think are stains, you’ll find that you have a lot on your mind. First, you wonder what it means about your smile. Next, you’ll wonder how to fix it. You’ll probably notice along the way that you start to become a bit conflicted regarding what stained teeth mean (and what they don’t mean). We can help you sort this aspect of discoloration out, so you’re headed toward a solution, which will most certainly include cosmetic dentistry.

Don’t Mean: Your Smile Is Unhealthy

Stained teeth do not necessarily mean that your smile is unhealthy. Don’t base it all on the appearance of your smile. Instead, let us tell you what’s happening during checkups. Want your smile to look as healthy as it is? Consider cosmetic care for improvement.

Do Mean: You’ll Need Cosmetic Care To Fix It

Yep. As mentioned, you may require teeth whitening, dental bonding, or veneers to improve stained teeth. Brushing and stuff you purchase at the drugstore won’t make the grade.

Don’t Mean: You’re Definitely Overindulging In Staining Foods

Stains might be the result of too many staining foods. Or, it’s just natural wear and tear. Or, you can see your dentin (tissue beneath your enamel) shining through due to eroded enamel. See us for answers!

Do Mean: Your Care Should Stay The Same Or Improve

If we tell you that your teeth are stained due to natural wear and tear but that your smile is healthy, your usual care can stay exactly the same! If we tell you that your teeth are stained because you aren’t keeping them clean enough (or you’re seeing the results of acid erosion), then you’ll need to do better. We will never suggest relaxing your dental care!

Get Staining Taken Care Of With Our Team

Take care of your smile stains by talking with us about what’s causing them, how to fix them, and how to prevent them in the future. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.