Stained and yellow teeth are pretty common. Things like drinking a lot of coffee and wine, certain medications, and family genetics all play a role in changing the shade of your teeth. Most of the time, discoloration isn’t going to hurt them. However, if you notice dark spots on your teeth, you might be dealing with tooth decay.
Tooth decay can cause a variety of complications. Left untreated, you may experience an ongoing toothache, a tooth abscess, infection around the tooth, greater risk of breaking your tooth, and difficulty chewing your food.
Thankfully, a small cavity can be easily corrected with a white composite filling while larger cavities may benefit from a larger filling, or dental crown. All three of these cosmetic treatment options not only restore your beautiful, natural-looking smile but keep you healthy, too.