Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Decatur Teeth Bleaching

If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening from Decatur Smiles is the easiest way you can dramatically improve your appearance.

It is important to realize that not every smile responds the same to teeth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

  1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
  2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.
  3. Combination: Some people have extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, teeth whitening is just one of the available cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Decatur Smiles:

256-580-7240

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1316 Somerville Rd SE Ste 2
Decatur, Alabama
35601

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