How to Fix Darkened Teeth

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Did you know that eating some foods (like chocolate and berries) could darken your teeth? Or that smoking or drinking coffee could stain your teeth? Did you know that even something as innocent and unavoidable as aging can steal some of your smile’s luster? Fortunately, teeth whitening is available to counteract these problems.

But, what do you do if you fall and your tooth turns black? Of if you accidentally take an elbow to the face? What would you do if teeth whitening didn’t brighten your teeth? Today, we’re happy to list a few of your options.

Your teeth have three layers—enamel, dentin, and pulp. Your outer layer, the enamel, is translucent. Sadly, this means that if you have stains inside your tooth, they will be visible through your enamel. In fact, it will look like your enamel itself is stained. This means that removing stained pulp restore your pearly whites.

If removing your dental pulp isn’t the best option, your dentist could recommend covering the tooth. For example your dentist may suggest a crown or veneer. Either of these treatments can be matched to the shape and color of your tooth and are designed to cover stained teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about what you can do for a discolored tooth, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.