Do you have teeth stains? These can cause embarrassment and may be caused by our daily habits. Fortunately, our team can offer professional teeth whitening to remove unsightly teeth stains. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about how we thoroughly remove teeth stains with professional teeth whitening.
The Causes of Dental Discoloration
How do embarrassing stains form on our teeth? For some, poor oral hygiene habits like improper brushing and flossing or infrequent cleanings, combined with a diet high in sugar and starch, could lead to plaque buildup that makes them more apparent. Drinks with dark pigments, including tea, soda, coffee, and red wine, could also lead to discoloration. Tobacco use is a major cause of discoloration as well. Untreated cavities could also impact the brightness of your smile. As part of your treatment, we will assess the cause of your discoloration so we can choose the most appropriate treatment option to brighten your smile.
Our At-Home Teeth Whitening Treatment
Our team can offer a teeth whitening option that limits the risk of tooth severity while still brightening your teeth by up to eight shades in many cases. The process begins with an initial office visit, in which our team will take detailed digital images and measurements of your smile and use them to create a custom set of plastic trays. You then take these trays, along with several plastic syringes of bleaching gel, home with you. At home, fill the trays with gel and wear them for a set amount of time, usually an hour per day. After one to two weeks, your teeth could be several shades brighter. The trays then belong to you, so you can use them and any remaining gel for touch-ups as needed.
Masking Intrinsic Discoloration
The trays and gel can easily handle extrinsic stains, which form on the surfaces of the teeth, and even some intrinsic stains, which form beneath the enamel. But if you have intrinsic discoloration so severe it doesn’t respond to traditional treatment, we could instead mask them, either with dental bonding or porcelain veneers, or a combination of the two, so you have an instantly brighter smile. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about how we brighten smiles with teeth whitening, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to help you brighten your smile by several shades, so give us a call today.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Our team wants to help you brighten your smile by several shades with professional teeth whitening. If you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry, book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.