Dr. Susan Barnes, West Knoxville, TN
Dr. Susan Barnes, West Knoxville, TN
Tooth Discoloration
 
    discolored tooth

What Causes Tooth Discoloration?

Teeth become discolored for different reasons:

  • Frequently drinking coffee, tea, or colas.
  • Some antibiotics may darken developing teeth in children.
  • Aging - The dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth gradually darkens with age.
  • Use of tobacco products.
  • Accidents - If a tooth has been traumatized, sometimes the nerve will gradually "die", and the tooth becomes dark.
  • After Root Canal Therapy, a tooth will generally darken.

What Can Be Done About Tooth Discoloration?

The three most common remedies for tooth discoloration are:

Each patient must be evaluated individually, so Contact Us to set up a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Dr. Barnes will discuss the appropriate options with you for your particular case.