Many people are aware of the threats that regular tobacco use poses to the medical and oral health. However, even occasional tobacco users are still faced with these threats as well as the potential for having significant stains on their tooth enamel. At the same time, consumer-grade whitening products are rarely potent enough to affect tobacco-stained teeth.
To effectively remove tobacco stains from your smile, you will need to receive a dental bleaching treatment at Hulen Family Dentistry. The concentration of whitening agents Dr. Christopher Hulen uses along with our professional tools and techniques represent the safest and most effective way to whiten your smile.
Your dentist will start by protecting your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. A small amount of concentrated dental bleach will then be poured into a mouth tray. This will be held in your mouth for a few minutes to allow the bleach to whiten deep into your tooth enamel.
The total duration of the bleaching treatment will depend on the depth and severity of the stains. After the bleaching, your dentist might use a special ultraviolet light for additional whitening in textured areas of tooth enamel.
You will then need to take additional measures or make lifestyle changes to prevent new stains from developing. This starts by limiting your consumption of certain dark foods and beverages. It might also help to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste to continue to remove surface stains before they get a chance to set in.
Ultimately, tobacco cessation is your only true solution in preventing new stains and reducing your chances of suffering oral health and medical issues.
If you live in the Tipton, Indiana, area and you are struggling to remove tobacco stains from your smile, you should call 765-675-8745 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Hulen Family Dentistry.