Stains can easily become trapped on the surfaces of your teeth if you use tobacco products or if you frequently enjoy dark foods and beverages. As time goes by, these surface stains can infiltrate the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel, leaving you with a significantly stained smile.
For a smile in this condition, the whitening products available in stores will not be potent enough to fully whiten your smile. The only viable method of removing the stains from deep in your tooth enamel is to have Dr. Nathan Owens administer a professional dental bleaching treatment at Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Before bleaching your teeth, your dentist will apply a special gel or a protective rubber dam to your gums to prevent the whitening agents from having direct contact with your gums. Dr. Nathan Owens will then pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into a tray that is held in your mouth. Once the bleach has whitened your teeth, a special ultraviolet light might be used to eradicate stains in the minute textures of the tooth enamel.
Going forward, it would also be wise to cut back on dark foods and beverages or drink dark beverages through a straw. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association can also be helpful for maintaining your white smile. This will help remove minor surface stains before they set in, maintaining your white smile between dental cleanings.
If you live in the Pulaski, Tennessee, area and you’re struggling with a stained smile, you should call (931) 277-4666 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.