Many people feel that a bright white smile says a lot about them, and makes a good first impression. This leads many people to want to explore their teeth whitening options. The underlying cause of staining and how deeply your teeth are stained with greatly influence the whitening products and procedures you will need to meet your whitening goals.
Certain foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and certain berries are prone to stain your teeth. Minor stains like these can sometimes be resolved with a whitening toothpaste, whitening strips. Teeth with more moderate food stains might require stronger concentrations of whitening agents.
Dark beverages are even more likely to stain tooth enamel. If you want to enjoy beverages like coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks, without increasing staining you might want to consider drinking them through a straw.
Tar and chemicals from tobacco use can deeply stain teeth. If you use tobacco on a regular basis, you should consider talking to your physician about a cessation program. These kinds of stains tend to be too deep for retail level whitening products to resolve. You will most likely need to have your dentist perform a dental tooth bleaching procedure to restore your smile.
If you have questions about the cause of the stains on your teeth, or you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 713-909-0675 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the best method for having the bright white smile you’ve always wanted!