Unsightly teeth stains can negatively impact your confidence. If you’re looking to find a quick and affordable way to brighten up your smile, professional teeth whitening in Solana may be the best cosmetic dental treatment for you. You'll be amazed at the variety of dental stains it can remove from your teeth's enamel and dentin layers.
Highly pigmented foods and drinks have colored molecules called chromogens that stain your tooth enamel. These stains may vary in color depending on the foods and drinks you regularly consume.
For instance, if you’re a coffee drinker, your teeth will have yellow to light-brown marks. On the other hand, those who love to drink wine or eat food with a lot of tomato sauce will have teeth stains that appear slightly reddish. The powerful whitening agents your dentist uses to break down the chromogens will make your teeth look whiter and brighter.
Your enamel layer gets thinner as you get older. As this happens, the underlying yellow-colored dentin layer starts to show through, making your teeth appear to be yellow. Since dentin discoloration results in age-related stains, they’re classified as intrinsic stains.
When you get your stained teeth professionally whitened, your dentist's bleaching agents can penetrate the enamel layer down to the dentin layer. Although teeth whitening procedures can eliminate age-related stains, your dentist may suggest additional cosmetic treatments to ensure desired results.
Everyone knows that nicotine and tar, substances found in tobacco, can quickly stain teeth. Nicotine is a colorless liquid that’s also the primary active constituent of tobacco. When nicotine is exposed to oxygen, this colorless substance turns yellow.
Each time you smoke a cigarette, nicotine and tar become trapped in your enamel’s pores. While nicotine leaves yellow stains on your teeth, tar creates a black and brown discoloration on your teeth. The good news is that professional teeth whitening agents can remove tobacco stains.
Certain medications, including antipsychotics, antihistamines, high blood pressure meds, and antibiotics such as doxycycline and tetracycline, can also cause tooth discoloration. In most cases, the bleaching agents that dentists use to whiten teeth can address stains caused by these medications.
When your teeth sustain injuries after undergoing trauma of any kind, they tend to produce and build up more dentin. Since dentin is light-yellow in color, it causes your teeth to have a yellowish tint. Luckily, professional teeth whitening procedures can lighten up your dentin to make your teeth look several shades brighter.
Tooth stains won’t just go away with brushing alone. Using over-the-counter teeth whitening products such as whitening strips, toothpaste, and at-home treatments won’t give you the best results. Alternatively, teeth whitening treatments at the dentist work much faster and are more effective than their store-bought counterparts because they contain a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide.
Inspire Smiles is an elite dental practice that has been transforming the experience of dentistry since 2000. Our team of skilled professionals believes in providing high-quality dental care in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. If you’re ready to achieve optimal oral health that corresponds to your personal needs, desires, and values, get in touch with us today to schedule your first consultation.