Why your teeth become stained?
- Most stains are caused by:
- coffee, or tea
- Other types of stains can be caused by antibiotics, such as tetracycline; or too much fluoride
What treatments are used for stained teeth?
- Whitening Toothpastes
They remove stain accumulation, and in some cases, help prevent extrinsic stain accumulation to reveal your natural, lighter, tooth shade.
it is important to make sure your patients understand the limitations of whitening toothpastes. I recommend them as a good way to help
maintain their brighter smile after a dentist supervised whitening treatment has been completed. The key word here is MAINTAIN!
- Home whitening
This procedure utilizes custom fabricated trays to deliver the whitening component (in this case typically 10%-20% carbamide peroxide) to the teeth. This technique is time tested and know be very safe and effective.