Do you find yourself hiding your smile or covering your mouth when you laugh? For many people, unsightly yellow teeth stains are a persistent problem. Fortunately, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers cosmetic solutions to dental discoloration. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno explains the causes of teeth stains and recommends treatment options.
What Causes Yellow Teeth?
The foods and drinks we consume are a common cause of yellow stains. Foods high in sugar and other starches, along with coffee, tea, red wine, and soda, all lead to unsightly teeth stains. Smoking also causes discoloration, as well. Poor oral hygiene is another factor behind the appearance of embarrassing teeth stains. When we don’t brush and floss regularly, our teeth can become coated in a sticky substance known as plaque. With plaque, teeth have a higher risk of becoming stained by the foods and drinks we consume.
Addressing Embarrassing Teeth Stains
To remove discoloration and boost the appearance of your smile, your Rochester MN cosmetic dentist offers two methods of teeth whitening. The first, Zoom! Whitening, is an in-office procedure. The teeth are coated in a bleaching gel. The gel will then be activated using a special light. In less than an hour, you can obtain a noticeably brighter smile. We also provide an at-home procedure with Kor Whitening. This system uses a custom-made whitening tray and powerful bleaching gel. The patient wears the gel-filled tray each day for the amount of time recommended by Dr. Calcagno. In about two weeks, you can have a brighter, more beautiful smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester MN Cosmetic Dentist
Professional teeth whitening can address yellow teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. For more information on our cosmetic solutions, schedule a consultation with your Rochester cosmetic dentist today. To schedule an appointment, call our 55902 dentist office at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. Dr. Calcagno offers patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. We are proud to serve the residents of Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington and surrounding communities.