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Generally powerful and preventive though they may be, every now and then brushing and flossing isn’t enough to fight oral ailments. One such incidence where this is true is teeth whitening. While you can purchase toothpaste with whitening compounds, certain disorders might render this kind of treatment ineffective in whitening your chompers. Here are a few illustrations:

Age. As you grow older, your mouth ages with you. The once tough layer of enamel weakens over time, leaving the yellow look of the inner dentin layer to show through.

Trauma. After a dental accident, teeth sometimes become more yellow as the dentin layer compensates by growing additional dentin, which is darker than the enamel usually on the outer layer of your chompers.

Medicine. Certain medications have been shown to include the effect of dimming chompers. If you are taking medicines and worried about the color of your teeth, please reach out to us so we can evaluate whether your medication might be instigating the discoloration.

If one or more of these examples seems relevant to your situation, please give our office a call at 281-531-1000. Dr. Jorge Pinera and the staff at Sensitive Dental are teeth whitening specialists in Houston, Texas, and they can formulate a whitening plan that meets your needs.