Need your teeth whitened? Has the color of your teeth changed over time? You brush & floss twice a day to keep your teeth healthy; yet, your teeth may still not be as white. If that’s the case, consider Adams Family Dental for your teeth whitening needs. Teeth whitening contains one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Here are some common ways your teeth change color:
Over time, your teeth can go from white to not so bright for a number of reasons:
Food and Drink
Do you drink coffee, red wine, or tea? These have color pigments called chromogens. These attach to the white outer part of your tooth.
Use tobacco products? They have chemicals that create stubborn stains. Tar & Nicotine.
As we get older, the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) gets thinner with brushing teeth. Then the yellowish dentin shows through more.
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.
Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.
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We also accept care credit and personal checks.
We offer the most up to date techniques using state of the art technology to make your smile beautiful.
Please know that your comfort, well being, and trust in us is our highest priority. We will work diligently on your behalf to provide your dental treatment and care in our relaxing & caring environment in Tacoma, WA.
Dr. Adams has practiced general, cosmetic & dentistry for over 30 years. Dr. Adams keeps pace with advancements in the dental education with over 120+ hours each year.
Our Happy Clients
I highly recommend Dr. Adams. He referred me to an endodontist to work on a root canal. I like how he does his dentistry. It is gentle dentistry. He is very thorough and efficient. He really cares about his patients and he wants his patients to get the best care. I will be seeing him again for a fitting for a night guard. He wanted to get the root canal situation taken care of first so he wouldn’t have to do another fitting and charge me more money.”
“If you seek to be relaxed and confident with every dental experience, Dr. Michael Adams and team meet these marks beautifully because they stay true to doing things right. They are meticulous with excellent detail. I have been a patient for decades. I have never experienced discomfort nor pain nor cause for anxiety only confidence that each procedure meets the highest standards along with my understanding and along with my consent.
“Dr. Adams is my dentist for 34 years! He restored my faith in dentistry. He is the BEST! Thank you for my Hollywood smile!”
“After trying several dentists, I chose Michael Adams, DDS many years ago. Dr. Adams has continually provided me with excellent dental work, along with recommendations at each visit to maintain dental health. Each dental visit is important to me and I expect my dental experience to be both caring and timely. I highly recommend Dr. Adams if you are seeking a new dentist.”