Millions of people have stained and discolored teeth and would like to whiten and brighten their smile. When dental professionals asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth. We offer professional tooth whitening here at Green Dental Practice. Please contact us to book an appointment for a no obligation consultation.
Understanding teeth whitening starts with understanding tooth staining. There are two basic types of stains that affect your teeth, and your smile!
Extrinsic stains are on the surface of the tooth. Their causes include:
Foods and drinks such as berries, coffee, tea and red wine
Tartar (which forms when plaque remains on the teeth)
Intrinsic stains are beneath the surface and are difficult to remove. These stains become part of the tooth and can be caused by:
Excessive fluoride use
Certain medications taken during tooth development
Teeth whitening procedures may not work on all types of tooth discoloration and will not whiten crowns, fillings or bonded teeth. You may experience some sensitivity when using whiteners but this is usually temporary. If you have any issues when whitening your teeth, consult with your dental professional. In addition to preventing new stains, regular cleanings by a dental professional can remove surface stains. You can also remove stains and whiten teeth with professional whitening treatment from Green Dental Practice.