We have noticed that more of our patients want a brighter, whiter smile. The subconscious impact of a white smile shines through with radiant health, happiness and warmth. Whiter teeth are socially accepted as one of the key elements of an attractive smile and first impression. Don’t let stained teeth affect your confidence and self-esteem – learn about your whitening options!
We enjoy giving you a contagious smile that makes you feel and be seen as a winner. Teeth whitening is a method of bleaching the teeth to remove unwanted tooth discoloration.
There are three different methods of teeth whitening that San Diego Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. David S. Eshom offers. Each of the three has certain advantages:
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
There are numerous reasons why teeth become discolored. Tooth discoloration can be explained by intrinsic (internal), extrinsic (external), or a combination of both. Intrinsic tooth discoloration happens from changes in the enamel or dentine structure. Teeth can become worn down due to natural factors, such as aging, resulting in a gradual discoloration. As we age, the enamel becomes more porous and the dentine begins yellowing. Intrinsic discoloration also results from tetracycline, high fluoride, tooth decay and root canal problems.
External discoloration typically results from diet and smoking. Foods with tannins (coffee, tea, red wine) often stains teeth. Furthermore, smoking or chewing tobacco is one of the biggest causes of tooth discoloration.
Fortunately, there are many whitening options available today. At David Eshom, DDS, many options have been tried and tested. We offer only the best and proven whitening techniques guaranteed to bring your teeth to an optimal shade.
Learn About Your Teeth Whitening Options
Do you want to consult with a dentist about your stained teeth? Call our San Diego dental practice at (858) 455-9151 today for an appointment with Dr. David Eshom.