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Did you know that eating some foods (like chocolate and berries) could darken your teeth? Or that smoking or drinking coffee could stain your teeth? Did you know that even something as innocent and unavoidable as aging can steal some of your smile’s luster? Fortunately, teeth whitening is available to counteract these problems.

But, what do you do if you fall and your tooth turns black? Of if you accidentally take an elbow to the face? What would you do if teeth whitening didn’t brighten your teeth? Today, we’re happy to list a few of your options.

Your teeth have three layers—enamel, dentin, and pulp. Your outer layer, the enamel, is translucent. Sadly, this means that if you have stains inside your tooth, they will be visible through your enamel. In fact, it will look like your enamel itself is stained. This means that removing stained pulp restore your pearly whites.

Sometimes though, removing your dental pulp might not whiten your teeth or may not be your best solution. In these instances, your dentist may suggest a dental crown or a veneer. Both of these treatments will be shaped to look like a natural tooth.

Would you like to learn more about what you can do to restore your smile? Do you have more questions about teeth whitening, a crown, or a dental veneer? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re excited to hear from you.