When surface stains adhere to tooth enamel, they can start to slowly penetrate, leaving you with a yellow and stained smile. Taking measures to remove surface stains will help you maintain a white smile without the need of professional treatment.
Wearing whitening strips can be a convenient way to remove surface stains. They are clear sheets of plastic that have been treated with a topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You will also need to avoid drinking, eating, and using tobacco while the strips are in your mouth.
The concentration of topical hydrogen peroxide used in whitening strips is only strong enough to remove surface stains. If your tooth enamel has been deeply stained, you will need stronger measures to fully whiten your smile.
In a situation like this, you will need to have Dr. Tovar administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional techniques and potent whitening agents he uses are the safest method for effectively removing stains from tooth enamel.
Once your smile has been fully whitened, you can then maintain its bright luster by occasionally using whitening strips. Along with cutting back on dark beverages and abstaining from any tobacco use, you can enjoy a white smile between dental cleanings.
If you have stained teeth in your smile and you’re interested in a whitening treatment in Peoria, Arizona, you should call 623-561-1470 to set up a consultation session at Pleasant Valley Dentistry.