Image of bleaching trays used to treat discolored teeth

Discolored Teeth

There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: foods/drinks, tobacco use, poor dental hygiene, disease, medications, advancing age, genetics, environment (excessive fluoride), or tooth trauma.

How to Prevent Teeth Discoloration

  • Reduce coffee intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss daily
  • Visit the dentist regularly for a cleaning and exam
  • Wear a mouth guard during contact sports

Teeth Discoloration Treatment

Bleaching teeth is the most common and simple way to remove tooth surface discoloration. White spot discolorations that are caused by excess fluoride or by wearing braces, can be treated easily without drilling by using the DMG Icon System. When discoloration is deeper and caused by changes inside the tooth, veneers can be used to mask the discoloration. Not only can veneers change the color of a tooth, it can change the whole shape of the tooth creating a more beautiful smile. Discoloration on a tooth that has been treated with a root canal can be bleached from the inside.

If you would like a brighter smile, call 720-583-1425 to schedule an appointment today.