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Are your teeth stained or discolored? Tooth discoloration is quite common, your teeth can become yellow, brown, and sometimes even grayish, depending on the cause, or you may simply develop dark spots. Extrinsic stains occur thanks to outside sources which are often in your control. These include staining from the following:

Food—eating bright berries, curries and their sauces, or soy sauce.
Drink—regularly consuming coffee, tea, or red wine.
Tobacco—smoking or chewing tobacco.
Oral Hygiene Habits—not brushing and flossing daily.

Intrinsic stains come from whatever is happening inside your tooth, which you may not be able to prevent, and which may cause tooth darkening due to the following:

Medications—antibiotics (tetracycline), antihistamines, antipsychotics, antihypertensive drugs.
Fluorosis—to much fluoride in your system.
Trauma—chipped or broken teeth can darken because of deadened nerves.
Dental fillings—a large amalgam filling can make the enamel appear grey.
Genetics—your family tree can cause you to be born with tooth discoloration.
Aging—daily wear and tear can darken teeth.

If your teeth are discolored, we are happy to help! At Polkan Dental, the dental office of Dr. Jacob Shrayman, we offer teeth whitening treatments for our patients in Verona, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Shrayman uses quality whitening agents and dental lasers to lighten your smile several shades. Our professional teeth whitening treatments use a powerful but safe whitening gel which is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel to professionally whiten your smile to boost your self-confidence and brighten your smile. So if you are looking for whiter, brighter teeth and would like to schedule a visit with Dr. Miller, please call our team at 973-239-3555 today!