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Generally effective and preventive though they might be, every now and then brushing and flossing aren’t enough to fight oral ailments. One such instance where this is the case is teeth whitening. While you can purchase toothpaste with whitening compounds, certain conditions may render this kind of treatment ineffective in whitening your chompers. Here are a few examples:

Age. As you age, your mouth ages alongside you. The once strong layer of enamel thins over time, leaving the yellow appearance of the inner dentin layer to show through.

Trauma. After a dental injury, pearly whites every now and then become extra 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 meds have been shown to include the effect of dimming teeth. If you are taking medications and worried about the color of your teeth, please give us a call for an appointment so that we can evaluate whether your medication may be instigating the discoloration.

If one or more of these examples seems relevant to you, please give our office a call at 405-222-0222 now. Dr. John Phillips and the staff at 29th Street Dental Care are teeth whitening experts in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and they can formulate a whitening plan that meets your specific needs.