As you grow older your teeth can lose some of their natural gleam. Demineralized tooth enamel, dark beverages and even occasional tobacco use can all combine to further darken your teeth.
Many individuals with stained teeth will experiment with retail tooth whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. Unfortunately, the mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide used as the primary whitening agent in these items is rarely potent enough to address significant dental stains.
If are struggling to deal with an unappealing smile caused by deeply stained teeth, you should set up an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Vinh T. Pham. In many cases like this he can administer a dental bleaching treatment to safely remove dental stains that have deeply saturated your teeth.
The process calls for protecting your gums from the potent whitening agents. Then our dentist will pour the dental grade bleach into special trays that you will need to hold in your mouth for a few minutes.
Once your teeth have been professionally whitened, you might want to consider making some minor lifestyle changes can help prevent the new dental stains. Limiting your consumption of dark beverages will certainly help. If you do want to drink cola or some other dark beverage, it would help to use a straw to minimize the exposure to the teeth in the front of your mouth.
If you live in the Campbell, California, area and you have noticed dental stains developing on your teeth, you should call 408-378-8500 to schedule an appointment at Kirkwood Dental.