There is no teeth whitening as effective as the professional whitening you’ll get at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL. But the results of any whitening depends in part on the types of stains being treated.
Extrinsic tooth stains are the least complicated to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and drinks like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. And nicotine is no better for your smile than it is for your lungs.
Unfortunately, even if you prevent these common teeth stainers, your teeth will become discolored over time. Like gray hair, wrinkles, and memory lapses, a dull smile is an inevitable part of aging for some individuals.
Intrinsic tooth stains arise from the inside out. Tooth injury or tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more inconvenient to remove entirely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional tooth whitening available at your cosmetic dental office.
If your teeth are darkened, whether from coffee, tetracycline, or excessive fluoride, give us a call. We have treated many patients with extreme tooth discoloration. You can take years off your appearance with professional teeth whitening, one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL.