If you have a smile that is healthy, but discolored, you can feel particularly bothered by your troubles with teeth stains. After all, you have taken care of your teeth and prevented cavities from forming – what else should you do if you want to make your smile bright? To limit the accumulation of new stains, be careful to limit your intake of dark and color-rich products, and keep up with effective oral hygiene at home. Your New York, NY dentist can talk to you about addressing existing stains with a professional whitening treatment, which can make your smile noticeably brighter. 

Your Regular Habits Can Lead To Teeth Stains, Even If You Protect Yourself Against Cavities

Your brushing and flossing habits can keep your enamel strong and healthy, and you can remain free of problems with tooth decay. Unfortunately, your routine can be less effective when it comes to stopping the slow accumulation of the chromogens and tannins left behind by different foods and drinks. You can avoid products that seem likely to stain your enamel and protect yourself against new stains, but it can be difficult to reach long-present staining particles with brushing, or even with store bought whitening agents.

Deal With Discoloration By Scheduling A Whitening Treatment

If you want to see real improvements to your smile’s color, talk to your dentist about removing stains with a professional whitening treatment. You can choose an in-office whitening procedure, where your dentist will apply whitening agents, and activate them with a special light. A take-home whitening kit is also available to you. With this kit, you can take care of your teeth at home, and see meaningful changes in the color of your smile after as little ast ten days.

Some Issues With Discoloration Are Caused By Problems Other Than Stains

As common (and frustrating) as they might be, teeth stains are not the only cause of discoloration that can affect someone’s smile. Problems with internal discoloration can result after a dental injury, or due to the taking of certain medications. Fortunately, you can explore alternative cosmetic dental procedures that might help you with these problems. For patients dealing with this matter, known as intrinsic discoloration, porcelain veneers can be effective. Your veneers, once placed, can cover up stains, and make your smile appear attractive and bright.

Dr. Schwartz Is Ready To Help You Deal With Teeth Stains

If you are seeking cosmetic smile improvements, Dr. Schwartz is ready to help! Our Manhattan office is ready to welcome people who want to show off brighter teeth. To learn more about how we can help with this, as well as a range of other cosmetic concerns, schedule a consultation by calling the office Dr. Jack Schwartz in New York today at 212-582-6617 or by emailing info@drjackschwartz.com.