If you think you’re experiencing smile discoloration as the result of medication that you’ve taken, this can be alarming for more than one reason. First, you may not know whether you should stop taking the drug (if you are still taking it) and if you should speak with your medical practitioner. You’re probably also wondering what you might be able to do in the future about the stains now affecting your smile. No problem! Your Corona dentist has answers to your questions.

Questions and Answers

Question: I’ve heard that some antibiotics have a side effect that includes discolored teeth. Is this really true?

Answer: Yes, it is. Your Corona dentist explains that some antibiotics (often minocycline or tetracycline) can stain teeth. If you think a medication you are taking has caused stains, we encourage you to speak with your doctor immediately.

Question: What can I do about antibiotic staining? Should I just come in for teeth whitening once I’m sure no more stains will develop?

Answer: Not exactly. You should come in to see us with a clear, open mind. Generally speaking, whitening isn’t going to solve your problems because it cannot address your particular type of discoloration.

Question: You’ll be able to help me without the use of whitening, though, won’t you? What if my stains require something else?

Answer: Of course! Your Corona dentist explains that teeth whitening is not the only road toward a bright smile. We can address discoloration caused by medication by camouflaging the issue instead of attempting to erase stains. For such concerns, we provide either bonding or the placement of veneers.

Whiten Your Smile With Our Cosmetic Treatments

Come in for a consultation and treatment care plan, so we can address discoloration and get your smile looking white and lovely again. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.