Your tooth enamel is microscopically porous. When you consume dark beverages, use tobacco, or eat certain foods, minute dark particles can adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they are not removed by your daily oral hygiene routine these minor dental stains could start to penetrate deeper into your teeth.
At first you might be tempted to try one of the whitening products sold in stores. However, this might not always be the safest or most effective option. Before starting any new whitening program, you should schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Stephen Woodard.
The extensive training and experience he has received can help assess the severity of your dental stains and the most effective method for safely removing them from your smile.
Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste or wearing whitening strips might help to remove minor surface stains. Unfortunately, the hydrogen peroxide whitening agents used in most brands, will likely prove inadequate for more significant dental stains.
It’s important to note that these options are more effective for maintaining a white smile, than they are at fully improving a moderate to severe staining issues.
To safely whiten teeth with significant dental stains Dr. Woodard will need to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques he uses can safely remove stains that have penetrated deep into your tooth enamel.
If you live in Spokane Valley, Washington, and you’ve been struggling with a stained smile, you should call 509-924-8585 to schedule a whitening consultation at Stephen Woodard.