If you were to look at the surfaces of your teeth under a powerful microscope, you would see that it is pockmarked with tiny pores and textures. These areas can trap dark particles from foods, drinks, and tobacco. Once they adhere, these stains will gradually start to penetrate the tooth enamel. Once a smile has been moderate to severely stained, only a professional whitening treatment at Chandler Dental Excellence can fully remove them.
The treatment begins with Dr. Kerry Taylor protecting your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. A small amount of concentrated bleaching gel will then be poured into a tray that is inserted into your mouth. This will penetrate the pores on your tooth enamel and dissipate the set-in stain particles.
You will need to hold the tray in your mouth for a few minutes. The total duration of the treatment will vary depending on the severity of the stains. A special ultraviolet light might also be used to brighten any minor trouble spots.
Once your teeth have been fully whitened, you might want to consider cutting back on dark foods and beverages. You could also try brushing your teeth each evening with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. The mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide can help remove surface stains before they have a chance to set in again.
If you’re struggling with a moderate to severely stained smile and you’re interested in a whitening treatment in Chandler, Arizona, you should call 480.389.2452 to schedule a professional whitening treatment at Chandler Dental Excellence.