Do you have stained teeth? Dental discoloration can definitely be a source of embarrassment, and fortunately, we have two very unique options to remove stains from the surfaces of your teeth. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist looks at the causes of teeth stains, and how our teeth whitening treatments can help.
Factors Behind Your Teeth Stains
A number of different factors could cause our teeth to become stained. For example, if you smoke or use other tobacco products, this could cause discoloration. Consuming beverages with dark pigments such as soda, tea, coffee, and red wine, could also lead to staining. When we don’t care for our smile properly this allows bacteria to consume stray food particles and coat the teeth in plaque buildup. Not only does plaque increase the risk of cavities and gum disease, but this layer also makes stains more visible. Understanding the cause of your discoloration is essential for recommending the most appropriate treatment options, so we always start by examining your smile.
Our office-based treatment option can often provide results in as little as one to two hours. If you need last minute smile improvement, then this may be the route to go. We start by placing a protective covering over your lips and gums, and then apply a bleaching gel to the teeth. We spread the gel across your smile and activate the bleaching ingredients using a powerful light. We repeat the process as we break up and remove teeth stains.
Brighter Smiles with Trays and Gel
With our at-home solution, our team can address more severe cases of discoloration, and also limit tooth sensitivity. We take a detailed impression of your smile and use the information to design and fabricate a clear set of trays. We send you home with the trays and a bleaching gel. At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes. The trays help ensure even results. The total treatment time varies, depending on the extent and severity of your discoloration, but optimal results usually take a week to ten days. For some, smiles could be brightened by several different shades! If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about avoiding serious discoloration, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We would love to help you obtain your brightest possible smile! Which is why we have two different options to brighten smiles. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.