We all want a smile that’s bright and beautiful, but over time various factors could discolor our teeth. However, instead of relying on store bought strips and toothpastes, we can help you achieve a much brighter smile with results that truly last. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about our teeth whitening treatments.
The Causes of Your Teeth Stains
There are two different types of tooth stain. The most common is extrinsic, the type that forms on the surfaces of your teeth and is caused by the foods and drinks we eat, or factors like tobacco use or poor oral hygiene habits. The second type is intrinsic, also known as permanent teeth stains, forming beneath the outer enamel and caused by factors like fluorosis, exposure to certain medications at a young age, or injury to the teeth. As part of your treatment, we will assess the cause and extent of your teeth stains and then recommend the right treatment based on the underlying factors, so you can achieve optimal results.
Our Teeth Whitening Treatments
Our team offers Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening, which can be used at home. You will be sent home with a set of plastic trays and a powerful bleaching gel. You then fill the trays with gel and wear them for a set amount of time each day, and over the course of a week or two you can obtain smiles several shades brighter. The solution also contains ingredients that help prevent tooth sensitivity. This is great for extrinsic discoloration.
If you have intrinsic discoloration, then you need a more powerful form of whitening. The KoR Whitening Deep Bleaching System can use a tray and gel to target and remove the intrinsic stains that can be stubborn, so you can enjoy a much brighter smile. We could also mask these types of discoloration with dental bonding or porcelain veneers, or a combination of the two.
Keeping Your Smile Shining
To help your new results last, be sure to drink plenty of water and cut back on beverages with dark pigments, like soda, coffee, red wine, and tea. You should cut back on sugar to prevent plaque buildup that makes stains more visible. Brushing and flossing is also helpful, as are visits for checkups and cleanings every six months. If you have any questions about our teeth whitening treatments, or any of our other cosmetic solutions, then contact our team today to learn more.
OUR TEAM IN LIVONIA, MI, OFFERS TEETH WHITENING
Our team wants to help you enjoy a smile that shines and helps you feel more confident. To learn more about our custom trays or to schedule your appointment, call our office in Livonia, MI at (734)425-4400!