Our team understands just how frustrating discolored and stained teeth can be. No matter what steps you take to protect your teeth, you may eventually look in the mirror and realize that your smile is no longer as bright as it used to be. Our advanced whitening treatments will quickly and safely lift those stains so that you can once again smile with confidence.
How Teeth Become Stained
Your daily hygiene habits are your first line of defense against external stains, but it might feel like you are fighting an uphill battle. Teeth are exposed to countless dyes and chemicals throughout the day, and those substances can become trapped in the outer layers of enamel. The surface of a tooth might seem smooth, but the enamel is actually covered in countless microscopic holes. Those holes must be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day if you want to avoid yellow and brown stains.
Many patients are surprised to hear that the interior of a tooth can become stained as well. Also referred to as intrinsic stains, interior discoloration is usually the result of an acute injury. We now know that some medications can cause intrinsic stains as well. Interior stains can’t be treated with over-the-counter whitening products or traditional whitening services.
Modern Whitening Treatments
Over-the-counter whitening products are very popular, but some of them can actually be harmful. They claim to work on stained teeth by removing the outer layers of your enamel, and that can result in a lot of sensitivity and discomfort. Our whitening treatments gently lift deep stains without damaging the enamel. We use specialized techniques that are safe for you and your teeth.
Even though our whitening treatments are very effective, they don’t work on intrinsic stains. For stains under the enamel, we might suggest the use of veneers or some other type of dental restoration.
Maintaining Your Bright Smile
You must continue to brush and floss multiple times a day if you want to maintain your bright and healthy smile and prevent future stained teeth. We also suggest that you schedule biannual dental checkups so that we can remove plaque and tartar before those substances stain your teeth.
Get in touch with us at Brevard Smiles, located in Indian Harbour Beach and Rockledge, to learn more about your teeth whitening options. Contact us today to schedule a dental appointment!