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If your teeth have lost their whiteness, or are lackluster or even showing discoloration, you don’t need to be embarrassed. This is actually a very common issue, arising from a variety of causes. Tooth discoloration can come from wear and tear over time (age), what you eat or beverages you drink, medication or even your genetics. It essentially comes down to whether your stains are intrinsic or extrinsic.

Extrinsic Stains

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

Intrinsic Stains

Intrinsic stains stem from 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, or having a dark amalgam filling in the tooth.

No matter what the cause of your tooth discoloration, at Smiley Dental Garland we can help! Our dedicated dentist, Dr. Lynh Pham and her dental team are pleased to offer teeth whitening for our patients in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer tooth whitening services to help restore your smile. 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.

Tooth whitening is a fairly simple, easy, and fast-acting change you can make to give you your best smile yet! If you would like to learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, or would like to schedule a visit with our team, we invite you to give us a call at 214.321.8400 today!