If you frequently enjoy dark beverages or tobacco products, you are at increased risk of suffering stains on your smile. In time, this could cause your tooth enamel to take on an unsightly shade of yellow. When this happens, a whitening consultation at Elite Dental can help you find the safest method for restoring your smile’s appearance.
During the whitening consultation, Dr. Steven Braithwaite will examine your teeth to determine the depth and severity of the stains in your tooth enamel.
Minor surface stains can sometimes be improved by a dental cleaning and polishing. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste can then help keep future strains from developing.
To remove more significant stains from your teeth, Dr. Steven Braithwaite might need to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents he uses can penetrate deep into the tooth enamel to effectively remove stains. The professional tools and techniques involved further protect your teeth and gums from undue harm.
Dr. Steven Braithwaite can then help you develop new daily habits to prevent new stains from developing on your teeth. This could include things like cutting back on certain dark foods, such as chocolate and dark berries, cutting back on dark beverages, like coffee and tea, or choosing to drink dark drinks through a straw.
Using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association can help remove minor stains from the surfaces of your teeth. Preventing them from penetrating into your tooth enamel will go a long way toward preserving your professionally whitened smile.
If you live in the American Fork, Utah, area and you’re struggling to remove stains from your smile, you should call 801-763-7737 to set up a whitening consultation at Elite Dental.