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Are you afraid to smile because your pearly whites have lost their whiteness or brightness? You are not alone! Tooth discoloration can happen over time, and depending on the foods you eat and drink or your genetics, along with various other factors, including whether your stains are intrinsic or extrinsic. So what does that mean?

Intrinsic Stains

Intrinsic stains are caused by whatever is going on inside the tooth. Tooth decay, taking certain medications such as tetracycline, over fluoridation (known as fluorosis), a chipped or broken tooth which has darkened from deadened nerves, and even having a dark amalgam filling in the tooth.

Extrinsic Stains

Extrinsic stains are surface stains caused by factors on the outside. These are caused by factors such as eating or drinking tooth-staining foods such as coffee, tea, or wine, smoking or chewing tobacco, and even poor oral hygiene habits.

Whatever the reason for your discolored teeth, at Smiley Dental Buckner we are happy to help! Our dedicated dentists, Dr. Marcie Bunch and Dr. Minjeong Suk are pleased to offer teeth whitening for our patients in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer tooth whitening services for our patients to help them restore their smiles. We offer both in-office and take-home whitening systems. Our professional teeth whitening treatments use a powerful yet safe whitening gel which is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel then lightens your stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel.

At Smiley Dental Buckner we work hard to make sure you have the best smile possible. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit with our team, we invite you to call us at 972.616.0060 today!