Discolored Teeth Fox Lake IL

Even the most avid brusher and flosser can experience discolored teeth. A variety of lifestyle factors stain and yellow our teeth and sometimes the only way to restore their brightness is through teeth whitening. Infinity Dental of Fox Lake offers in-office whitening to diminish the discoloration of your teeth.

Causes of Discolored Teeth

  • Foods and drinks such as: coffee, teas, colas, and wines
  • Tobacco: Smoking or other tobacco products
  • Poor dental hygiene: Neglecting to brush or floss
  • Disease: For example, head and neck radiation, chemotherapy, and certain infections contracted during pregnancy
  • Age
  • Environment: Excessive fluoride levels in water

Treatment for Discolored Teeth

It is relatively easy to bleach or whiten teeth to restore them to a brighter, younger looking appearance. Depending on your needs and goals, our dentist may recommend one or a combination of the following.

Deep Bleaching
With deep bleaching, you can achieve significant teeth whitening results. This method is best suited for patients who have very dark teeth or tetracycline staining. Deep bleaching uses a combination of two to three in-office bleaching treatments along with take-home treatments. Oxygen from the deep bleaching gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stains with long lasting results.

Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening is fast and highly effective. Infinity Dental offers chair-side laser teeth whitening to deliver a significantly whiter smile in less than an hour. Laser teeth whitening is suitable for most patients who have mild to moderate stains.

Take-Home Whitening
Take-home professional teeth whitening is both affordable and convenient. Your dentist will create a custom teeth whitening tray and supply you with professional strength bleaching gel. At-home teeth whitening is also great for touch ups, to maintain your white smile after any whitening treatment.

Cosmetic Bonding
In some cases, your dentist may choose cosmetic bonding to improve the appearance of a discolored tooth. This is a simple procedure that involves the application of a tooth-colored resin to the affected tooth. There is no preparation needed for bonding and it is among the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your smile.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are concerned about discolored teeth, contact Infinity Dental of Fox Lake for a consultation. We can create a customized plan to help you achieve a whiter, brighter, younger looking smile.