Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve A Smile Affected By Tobacco?

Tobacco can affect your health in multiple concerning ways. When it comes to your oral health, a fondness for smoking (or smokeless tobacco) can raise your risk for gum disease, and raise your risk for oral cancer. If you want to avoid problems with tobacco, quitting your habit can offer meaningful health advantages. Unfortunately, you may find yourself dismayed to continue seeing how your habit has left your teeth stained. At our Katy, TX dentist’s office, we can talk to you about restoring your smile through cosmetic dental work. While stains from tobacco products can be tough to remove, you can find that a professional whitening treatment is effective at brightening your enamel.

Tobacco Products Can Negatively Affect The Color Of Your Teeth

Tobacco products are hardly the only cause of teeth stains, but they can leave stains that are hard to ignore, and cause you considerable embarrassment. These products, along with other items like coffee, soft drinks, and red wine, can cause a person’s teeth to become worryingly dull or discolored over time, possibly to the point where your teeth appear to be in poor health. If you have attempted to remove these stains with a store-bought whitening product, you may have found yourself feeling even more concern as your efforts failed to yield real results.

Can A Whitening Treatment Effectively Address Your Discoloration?

The whitening agents relied on by your dentist to address discoloration can remove particles that have gathered below the surface of your enamel, and even whiten your underlying tooth structure. If your stains appear particularly deep and troubling, we can recommend a combination of in-office care with a take-home kit you can use to continue taking on stains. The combined treatment can produce results that are difficult to achieve even with a regular professional whitening procedure.

Reviewing Other Cosmetic Procedures That Can Help Your Smile

Our practice is ready to help individuals who struggle with unhappiness over their smile’s appearance. In addition to restoring your tooth color with a whitening treatment, we can recommend porcelain veneers for your smile improvement. Veneers hide discoloration, but they are also effective at covering alignment flaws, restoring teeth that look misshapen, and even giving coverage to damaged teeth. We can also explore procedures like laser gum contouring, which can add length to teeth and improve the symmetry of your smile by evening out bulky or excessive gum tissues.

Lathrop Dental Center Can Help You Restore The Look Of Teeth Affected By Tobacco Use

At Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, patients who have grown unhappy with their teeth because of tobacco stains can talk with us about the appropriate cosmetic dental care. To find out more, or to make an appointment, call Lathrop Dental Center today at 832-437-3849.