Posted: September 14, 2021
Stains and discoloration are among the most common cosmetic dental concerns. Often a result of foods and beverages, tooth stains may also be caused by tobacco use, certain medications, excessive fluoride intake during childhood (fluorosis), and even the simple process of aging. The cause of your stains will likely determine the most effective teeth whitening solution, but other considerations, including general oral health and existing restorations, will play a role as well.
Topical Tooth Whiteners
Topical tooth whiteners contain bleaching agents that remove stains from the surface of the teeth. These agents penetrate the enamel to oxidize stains and can be incredibly effective for discoloration related to foods and beverages or inadequate tooth cleaning.
At Forestream Dental, we offer both Opalescence® Boost and Opalescence® Treswhite Supreme for optimal tooth whitening. Boost is performed in-office and can lighten teeth several shades in just one hour. Treswhite Supreme is a take-home option that allows you to bleach your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Both formulas are designed to lighten and strengthen teeth, helping to reduce the risk of sensitivity. We also offer take-home kits with customized application trays that can be used over and over.
For staining that is deep or related to enamel loss, it may be best to opt for cosmetic restorations such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns. In some cases, a combination of restorations will be needed to address staining on different teeth. Restorations can also be combined with tooth whitening on adjacent teeth, helping to ensure the most consistent and appealing look possible.
The best solution for your smile is dependent on factors unique to your oral health, types of stains, and ultimate desires. Talking to Dr. Evola about your goals can help us to determine which options are right for your needs, enabling us to customize your treatment for the most pleasing results.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about your tooth whitening options, please call Forestream Dental at 716-656-8686 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Depew, we serve Buffalo, Orchard, and all surrounding areas of New York.