Stains can attack your tooth enamel for a variety of reasons. While the passage of time can certainly dull the gleam of your once youthful, white smile, there are other factors that can also contribute a yellow shade to your teeth. This is most likely the result of the regular consumption of dark foods and beverages or tobacco use.
If your smile suffers from more than minor surface stains, you will likely find that retail-grade whitening products are ineffective for improving your smile. Many people in a situation like this will call 435-752-1434 to set up a whitening consultation with Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt.
For most of these cases, he will recommend a dental bleaching treatment. The concentration of whitening agents he uses combined with our professional tools and techniques represent the safest and most effective way to whiten your smile.
Your dentist will start by protecting your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. A small amount of concentrated dental bleach will then be poured into a mouth tray. This will be held in your mouth for a few minutes to allow the bleach to whiten deep into your tooth enamel.
The length of the bleaching treatment will depend on the depth and severity of the stains. After the treatment, your dentist might use a special ultraviolet light for additional whitening in textured areas of the tooth enamel.
To maintain your fully whitened smile between dental cleanings, you might want to cut back on certain dark foods and beverages. It might also help to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste to continue to remove surface stains before they get a chance to set in.
If you live in the Logan, Utah, area and you are struggling to remove stains from your smile, you should call 435-752-1434 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Ridge View Smile Care.