When you have developed discoloration on your smile, you don’t have to hide your teeth from the world. Instead, we could choose a professional treatment option to remove or mask dental discoloration. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist discusses our professional teeth whitening treatments.
The Causes of Teeth Stains
Often, our daily habits impact the severity of teeth stains. If we drink beverages with dark pigments, like coffee, red wine, soda, and tea, this could discolor your teeth. A diet high in sugar and starch, along with improper brushing and flossing habits, could create plaque buildup that makes discoloration more visible too. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, this could mean unsightly yellow or brown staining on your smile. Lack of routine cleanings is a factor too, as a preventive cleaning can remove plaque and brighten your smile. As part of your treatment, we will need to identify the factors behind your teeth stains, so we can recommend the right teeth whitening option.
Choosing the Right Treatment Option
We have two different options to brighten your smile. The in-office whitening procedures can offer optimal results in as little as one to two hours, great if you need results quickly. Our team will gently apply a bleaching gel to your teeth and use a unique light to activate the gel’s bleaching ingredients, so your smile is gradually brightened in a single visit.
Our team could also offer at-home teeth whitening, which can tackle more severe staining and also limit tooth sensitivity afterward, which store bought strips cannot. You first drop in long enough for us to create a custom set of plastic trays, which we send home with you. We also provide plastic syringes of a powerful bleaching gel. The gel is added to the trays and the trays are worn for about 30 to 45 minutes a day. The total treatment time takes about a week to ten days on average. The trays and any remaining gel are then yours to keep for touch-ups in the months to come.
Masking Permanent Discoloration
What if you have permanent teeth stains, the kind that form beneath the outer enamel? In these scenarios, our team can actually mask the discoloration to instantly brighten your teeth. We could use dental bonding, which employs the same tooth-colored composite resin as our fillings, to mask stains. Placing custom-made porcelain veneers could also brighten the teeth and reshape them at the same time, addressing multiple cosmetic concerns. If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Removing Dental Discoloration
You don’t have to live with a discolored smile! For more information on fighting discoloration, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.