White, bright, healthy smiles can make you feel and look good. From dietary habits and aging to accidental injury, tooth discoloration is the most common cosmetic dental concern. Patients often feel frustrated by yellow or discolored teeth and report feeling like their smiles look faded or “old.”
Emerald Isle cosmetic dentist Dr. Aubrey Myers offers treatment options to improve the appearance of a discolored smile. A highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Myers offers treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile. Whitening your teeth can take years off of your appearance and improve your overall self-confidence.
Causes of Yellow or Discolored Teeth
There are a variety of factors that can stain teeth. Dr. Myers will conduct a thorough oral health exam to understand the cause of discoloration so that she may provide optimal whitening results.
- Yellow Stained Teeth- Yellow teeth are common as patients age. Yellow teeth occur by a natural erosion of the tooth enamel. As the tooth enamel wears away over time, the dentin becomes exposed. Dentin is naturally yellow. Lifestyle factors such as drinking red wine and coffee, smoking, or a diet high in sugar can also discolor teeth.
- Dark Spots- Some patients experience dark or brown spots on their teeth. Trauma or injury can also cause dark spots to form on teeth. Certain antibiotics also cause dark spots on the teeth. Be sure to let Dr. Myers know if you are on any medications to allow for proper treatment.
- White Spots- Bright white spots are usually a result of over exposure to fluoride during the development of the teeth.
Areas We Serve
If you are dissatisfied with your discolored or stained smile, contact our Emerald Island dentist office or schedule a consultation online. Dr. Myers offers personalized consultation and works with patients to choose the cosmetic dental treatments that will meet the patient’s goals and improve their oral health. We welcome new patients from Cedar Point, Cape Carteret, Bogue, Emerald Isle and surrounding communities.