Is teeth stain removal on your mind? Superficial or extrinsic stains are on the outside of the teeth and can be caused by food, dark drinks, or tobacco. You can prevent new stains by avoiding food and drink that stain teeth or by brushing your teeth immediately after eating.
Your toothbrush removes stains by the mechanical action of the bristles against the tooth surface. Additionally, using a whitening toothpaste can help this process as it contains granular silica particles that polish the enamel to expose cleaner and whiter enamel underneath.
Teeth Stain Removal Tips
Teeth stain removal can be achieved by several teeth whitening procedures:
- Professional teeth whitening at your dentist’s office
- At-home professional teeth whitening kit from your dentist
- At-home professional teeth whitening kit available over-the-counter
- The regular use of whitening rinses, whitening pastes, and whitening strips
Our dentist can provide instant results with in-office bleaching. However, whitening your teeth at home gives you a beautiful smile in the comfort and convenience of your own home, at a more reasonable price.
Teeth stain removal early on lets you match dental work—veneers, bonding, fillings, crowns, and bridges—to your newly whitened teeth shade. If you bleach after dental work, the bleach will not lighten manufactured teeth, and you may need new dental work to match your new tooth shade.
If bleaching doesn’t help with teeth stain removal, ask our dentist about dental bonding and veneers that cover up the stained teeth. This is expensive, but it also gives you a beautiful smile.