Pasadena Texas Cosmetic Dentist Michael Nugent talks about Teeth Bleaching (Teeth Whitening)
Each patient and each specific circumstance must be evaluated on its own merits. Factors such as occlusion [bite], oral habits, available space, health of the gum tissue, severity of the problem and patient expectation must be taken into consideration while planning your cosmetic makeover. Stains may become part of the tooth structure or may be only surface stains that can be removed by a good prophylaxis [cleaning]. In either case, the esthetic appearance of one’s mouth is compromised.
Certain foods and drinks including coffee, tea, grape juice, carrot juice, berries and beets can cause staining. Teeth with old, large amalgam fillings may darken from the leaching out of silver salts. Sometimes, replacing the amalgam filling with tooth colored materials solves this problem. When an individual tooth darkens, it may be from trauma or because the pulp [nerve] has died. Bleeding within the tooth or debris in the pulp can create a dark gray appearance. If a child has a high fever or is given certain medications such as Tetracycline during the formation stage of a tooth, permanent discoloration can occur.
If you have any questions about stains or how to make your teeth whiter, call the office at 713-941-8261. The simplest cosmetic dentistry is professional teeth whitening. Or if conditions need more cosmetic options, Dr. Nugent can discuss veneers, or all ceramic crowns. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, Clear Lake, Webster, La Porte, League City, Friendswood and Houston trust Dr. Nugent for compassionate quality care and smiles that last.
Not sure how Pasadena, Texas Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Nugent can help you achieve your dream smile? Ask about our advanced cosmetic computer program that can showcase your digital after pictures.
Our office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.