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Lifting Stains From Your Smile

If your teeth are taking on stains or beginning to look yellow, we could help you explore options to correct your smile’s shade. When discoloration affects your appearance, your confidence can diminish as you feel less enthusiastic about showing off your grin. By understanding the causes of teeth stains and receiving timely assistance from your dentist, you can keep a brighter smile that stays whiter for longer. Because we know your schedule can vary, we provide in-office treatments to bleach stains out of your teeth, as well as at-home procedures to return your shade at a slower pace. You may be surprised at how quickly we can help you deal with this common issue.

At your Ankeny, IA, dental practice, we are standing by to diagnose the source of your discoloration and provide advice on lifting it. When stains take hold in the enamel itself, a whitening treatment can improve your shade in the course of an hour or two. For changes in the color of your smile due to loss of the enamel, we can help you explore additional procedures.

How Your Teeth Lose Their Original White Color

While certain causes of discoloration are simply due to genetics or aging, there are certain behaviors you can follow to maintain a whiter look. We see yellow teeth appear in patients who fail to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. When plaque forms on the surface of your teeth, it takes on a yellow appearance that can stain the enamel. Particular drinks leave material behind, such as coffee, tea, soda, and wine. Consider modifying your drink choice if you notice a problem with one of these. Another major factor in discoloration is tobacco use. A more beautiful smile is one of many reasons why you should stop tobacco use!

Schedule A Whitening Session!

When you discuss your whitening options with a member of our team, we will inspect your smile to let you know the nature of your discoloration. If your stains lie in the enamel, we can provide a whitening treatment to return the original white look of your teeth. You may choose between an in-office procedure or a take-home kit to enjoy a brighter smile!

Alternative Solutions

If your teeth begin to change color due to loss of the enamel itself, we could offer a bonding procedure to enhance a particular tooth. By applying the same composite resin we use to create dental fillings, we can shade the bond of your new tooth to your desired shade. We also place porcelain veneers to correct a multitude of smile flaws.s

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA, Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry

We can help you return the original look of your bright, white smile today! If you would like to learn more about professional whitening treatment or any other service we offer, please contact your Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office at (515) 207-6182 to schedule a visit.