THE ART & SCIENCE OF DENTISTRY
Tooth discoloration is caused by certain food products like coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and berries. Smoking also a large contributor to yellow teeth. Aging and genetics are a factor. Certain drugs like tetracycline when taken as a child or by parents during pregnancy can cause internal tooth discoloration. Minocycline can cause severe tooth discoloration and bone discoloration when taken by an adult.Trauma to a tooth causing the necrosis of the nerve and blood vessels can cause localized discoloration of teeth.
Most patents would like to improve the color of their teeth but are concerned about what the final result will look like and the comfort level In achieving it. Whitening is the simplest and most conservative treatment rendered in cosmetic dentistry and the most popular.