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teeth whitening houston tx | Royal Dental USAPearly whites, we would all like to have them naturally, but most of us do not. Even the celebrities that we often admire do not boast good looks bestowed only from Mother Nature. In many cases, a brilliantly white smile is the work of an experienced dentist. No matter how you come by your attractive smile, you will experience innumerable benefits. According to research, we inherently respond in a positive manner toward people we subconsciously find attractive; and often, it is the smile that does all the work. Want a more favorable response for yourself – and toward yourself? Consider how you can handle discoloration.

The Cause of Discoloration Matters

With the availability of teeth whitening products, it may seem an easy task to get the dazzling smile you want in no time at all. This is not the case. Commercial products are not only weak in their active ingredients, but they are also not designed for every type of stain. Even the treatment you can get from a dentist is not always the right solution for discoloration. In order to get the right result the first time around, you need to confirm the type of stain you are dealing with.

External Discoloration

Most of the time, teeth become dull and yellow as a result of particle buildup in the pores of enamel. Yes, enamel has pores just like your skin. When you consume coffee, tea, red wine, soda, or fruit juice, if you smoke or use tobacco, or rinse your mouth with certain types of mouthwash, tiny bits of debris will enter enamel and become settled in. The greater the accumulation of particles, the less light can reflect off teeth. When light cannot get through, teeth appear yellow.

Internal Discoloration

Internal stains, also called intrinsic stains, originate deeper in the tooth, beyond the outer layer of enamel. This type of staining may be the result of an injury to a tooth, age, fluorosis (too much fluoride in the developmental stage), or medication such as tetracycline.

Why it Matters

Intrinsic stains, because they do not occur in enamel but in the dentin, will not whiten with bleach. This type of staining can, however, be disguised with porcelain veneers. External stains most often lift very easily with professional teeth whitening.

Don’t waste time and money! When it comes to your smile, trust your friendly dental team. Schedule your visit at Royal Dental today.

dental care in houston tx at royal dentistry usa Due to consistent warnings by governmental agencies, most people are aware of the ill effects that tobacco use has on the body. Smoking and other tobacco habits are categorized as prevalent, preventable causes of disease and death. cDiscoloration is a major problem for individuals who use tobacco in any form.

  • Halitosis, or bad breath, may become a chronic issue from smoking. The term “smokers breath” refers to the unique odor that stems from the accumulation of nicotine and tar in the mouth.
  • Tooth decay is more prevalent among smokers because more plaque naturally develops in the unhealthy oral environment. The plaque biofilm contains bacteria that weakens enamel, causing cavities.
  • Individuals who use tobacco are at a significantly higher risk for gum disease. Tobacco and the accompanying chemicals rob oral tissues of oxygen and leave them weak. Infected gums pull away from tooth structure and, eventually, from underlying bone. The presence of gum disease also creates a bigger problem with bad breath.
  • Tooth loss is associated with advanced gum disease.
  • Oral cancer, like lung cancer, is a significant concern for the person who uses tobacco products. Statistics demonstrate the 90% of oral cancer diagnoses are attributed to smoking.

There’s More . . .

Not only is smoking an underlying factor in the development of unhealthy oral conditions, but research also shows that the frequency of use is an important indicator of risks. In a study published in the Journal of Periodontology, it was reported that people who smoked more than 1 1/2 packs a day were six times more likely to develop gum disease. Smoking less than 1/2 a pack each day still accumulated to a three times higher risk for this progressive condition.

Getting the Help you Need

At Royal Dental, we are committed to supporting you in lifelong oral health. We understand that nicotine is incredibly addictive, and that smoking is a difficult habit to stop. As you find solutions such as patches or nicotine gum to help you curb your habit, we will assist in the prevention of disease by providing excellent care for your teeth and gums. Oral cancer screenings are also an important aspect of dental care for the smoker.

Schedule your preventive or restorative care at Royal Dental.

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