When you have stained teeth, the discoloration could cause embarrassment. Our team understands the beauty of a brighter smile, which is why we offer professional teeth whitening. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about how we use Zoom! Whitening to remove discoloration from your teeth.
The Factors Behind Stained Teeth
Unsightly brown and yellow discoloration can form on our teeth for a number of different reasons. For some, this is due to poor oral hygiene. When we don’t brush and floss our teeth properly, this leaves food and drink particles trapped between teeth for bacteria to consume, which creates plaque and tartar to make stains more visible. Likewise, a diet high in sugar and starch also feeds harmful bacteria. If you smoke or use tobacco products, which can yellow your teeth. Drinks with dark pigments, such as soda, eta, red wine, and coffee also cause discoloration. As part of your treatment, we will assess the factors behind your discoloration to choose the best teeth whitening solution.
The Zoom! Whitening Process
With Zoom! Whitening, our team can brighten your smile by multiple shades. This starts with an office visit, in which we take impressions to create a custom set of trays and conduct an initial treatment. We then send you home with the trays and a bleaching gel, and you wear these gel-filled trays for a set amount of time each day, usually over the course of one to two weeks. This can tackle severe discoloration and help brighten your smile. You can keep the trays and any leftover gel for touch-ups down the road.
Masking Intrinsic Teeth Stains
Did you know there are more than one type of tooth stain? Extrinsic is the most common, forming on the surfaces of our teeth due to the factors we discussed above. Intrinsic stains, which form beneath the enamel, could occur due to injury, certain medications, or fluorosis. These can be difficult to remove with teeth whitening in some cases, but we can still help! With dental bonding, we use the same material employed in our tooth-colored fillings to mask stains in one visit. We also have thin porcelain veneers, which mask stains and correct issues with the shape of the teeth. We can help you decide if you end whitening or a treatment to mask discoloration, so you can obtain a bright and beautiful smile.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about how we remove or mask teeth stains, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s start 2024 with a brighter smile!
Schedule Your Next Cosmetic Visit Today
Our team wants to help you maintain good oral health and obtain a smile that looks great too. Schedule an appointment at Newhall Dental Arts in California today by calling (661) 259-7760.