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Teeth Stains: What You Can and Can’t Control Marietta, GA

Teeth Stains: What You Can and Can’t Control

Marietta GA Restorative Dentist

Teeth are designed to be white in color, but it is not always that simple. Due to an extensive list of factors, teeth can present themselves into more than 40 shades ranging from light to dark. For most patients, their teeth can change color and shades over time. You may have retained a bright white smile as a kid but now suffer from teeth that have a more yellow hue. Teeth can discolor for a wide variety of reasons, some of which you can control and some of which you cannot. In most cases, however, a cosmetic dentist can help you attain a bright white smile now with teeth whitening treatment.

Teeth Staining Culprits You Can Control

When we consider unsightly dental discoloration, we often think of the foods, drinks and habits that can stain them over time. This is the most common type of discoloration, and one that is also most easily reversed. You can control the following teeth staining culprits:

  • Dark foods and drinks – berries, sauces, coffee, soda, red wine, etc.
  • Over-fluoridation – too much fluoride while your teeth were developing as a child
  • Tobacco Use – smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco turn teeth yellow over time

Discoloration Factors Beyond Your Control

In some cases, there is nothing you could’ve done differently to prevent your dark, dull or discolored teeth. Here is a list of things you can’t control when it comes to dental discoloration:

  • Genetics – the color of your teeth could be in your genes as well as your susceptibility to stains
  • Aging – we lose enamel when we age, which reveals a more yellow dentin layer
  • Medicine Use –certain antibiotics and other necessary prescriptions can cause discoloration
  • Dental Injury – intrinsic staining can occur when a tooth has been internally injured and begins to show a gray or dark color

Your Solution to Discolored Teeth

White teeth can provide a dramatic boost to your self-confidence and even take years off your appearance. Depending on the severity and type of your tooth stains, a dentist can offer professional teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers. Regardless of the tooth shade you’ve inherited or created, we have ways to make it whiter and brighter at Gilreath Family Dentistry. Call now to learn your teeth whitening options!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Marietta, GA 30060

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