Do you have a smile marred by dental discoloration? Embarrassing teeth stains can cause our smiles to lose their luster. Thankfully, at Pecan Tree Dental we offer an array of teeth whitening solutions to brighten your smile. In today’s blog, your GrandPrairie dentist, Dr. Quinn Smith, explains how our whitening systems can erase stains and brighten your teeth.
What Causes Teeth Stains?
Did you know there are two types of teeth stains? Extrinsic teeth stains form on the surface of our teeth and are caused by the drinks and foods we consume, such as soda, coffee, red wine, and tea. Smoking also leads to extrinsic discoloration. Intrinsic stains occur when the tooth structure beneath the enamel becomes discolored, usually through trauma or the use of certain antibiotics, such as tetracycline.
At Pecan Tree Dental, we offer two forms of teeth whitening. Zoom! whitening is performed in-office and brightens smiles by up to eight shades in under an hour. This form of teeth whitening works great for removing extrinsic stains. We also offer a convenient at-home whitening solution. Your Grand Prairie cosmetic dentist will create a custom-made whitening tray based on an impression of your teeth. Then, he will prescribe a special bleaching formula. Simply wear the gel-filled trays daily for the amount of time recommended. In about two weeks you can notice dramatic results. At-home whitening works great for extrinsic stains and some minor intrinsic stains.
Masking Permanent Stains
In order to brighten a smile with intrinsic discoloration, we offer the latest in cosmeticdentistry. Porcelain veneers and dental bonding both offer a solution for masking the appearance of intrinsic stains. Talk to Dr. Smith for more information.
Schedule a Visit with Your Grand Prairie Cosmetic Dentist
Do you want a brighter smile free of unsightly discoloration? Then talk to your Grand Prairie cosmetic dentist today to see if our teeth whitening procedures can improve the appearance of your smile. To schedule an appointment, contact our 75052 dental office today by calling 972-262-5111. We welcome patients from Grand Prairie, Arlington, South Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and surrounding communities.