What Causes Dental Stains or Discoloration?

Tooth stains or discoloration can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • The natural aging process
  • Drinking dark liquids, such as red wine, coffee, dark tea or dark sodas
  • Certain lifestyle habits, including smoking
  • Hereditary traits
  • The extended use of some medications, such as antibiotics

Suitable Candidates for Teeth Whitening

Individuals who are interested in teeth whitening treatment should visit Dr. Stukenberg for an appointment. He can evaluate your dental and overall oral health and recommend a teeth-whitening treatment plan that is appropriate for your unique dental and aesthetic goals.
For instance, he may recommend at-home teeth-whitening treatment for patients who require a more gradual process or porcelain veneers for individuals with deeply set stains that will not respond to teeth whitening.

What to Expect With At-Home Treatment

Individuals who are interested in a less intense teeth-whitening solution might benefit from undergoing at-home treatment. With this treatment option, Dr. Stukenberg will examine the patient’s teeth and the nature of their stains or discoloration. He will then give the patient a supply of whitening gel and plastic trays that fit over their teeth, to take home with them.
Each night, the patient fills the trays with whitening gel and wears the tray over the teeth, leaving the whitening gel on for a designated amount of time. The individual repeats this process for a few weeks before — voilà — their teeth are lighter and brighter.

Achieve a Brighter Smile

You do not have to live with discolored, dull-looking teeth. Dr. Stukenberg offers several effective treatment options to help you achieve a brighter and more beautiful smile. Don’t wait! You can have the sparkling smile of your dreams sooner than you think.
At Dr. Stukenberg dental practice, you receive personalized patient care and dental treatments. We are always accepting new patients! Our dental practice accepts all insurances that allow you to go anywhere. We are a Delta Dental insurance Premier provider, and our experienced front office staff is always happy to answer any insurance questions you may have. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stukenberg and learn more about how you can achieve a dazzling smile, contact our office by calling (608) 849-4424.