What the Discoloration of a Tooth Can Mean
Do you have teeth that are darkening or changing colors? This can indicate some dental conditions that may require attention. In other cases, it may be natural staining that occurs when you eat or drink staining foods. In other cases, if you use tobacco, it can dramatically stain your teeth.
Prescription Medication Staining
Certain prescription medication can cause your teeth to darken or make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean due to side effects such as dry mouth. Even common antibiotics and rinses can have a staining effect on your smile.
Trauma Due to An Accident or Injury
Bumping a tooth can cause internal damage that causes discoloration. Often this can be a dark gray or slightly brown appearance. Bumping a tooth during sports, swimming, or in a car accident may damage the root of your tooth or the delicate internal nerve tissue and “bruise” your tooth. We should examine it in our office to determine the cause of the discoloration. If you are looking for a dentist in Springfield, IL to help you determine the cause of your bruised tooth, we can help.
Root Canal Infection
We offer teeth whitening services to help patients achieve a beautiful smile. From professional teeth whitening systems to internal bleaching of one problem tooth, we can provide a solution that gives you a uniform whiter smile.
For some problematic teeth whitening situations, porcelain veneers may be a better option. Stubborn stains may not completely disappear with professional teeth whitening, so we can cover the problem with a custom porcelain veneer that lightens the overall appearance of even the most problematic teeth.
If you are looking for a dentist in Springfield, IL, who can help you achieve a more beautiful smile, contact Ruggless Dental today. We look forward to seeing you.