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By East Boca Dental Implant & Specialty Care
April 23, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Stains  

Dental stains are bothersome for everyone. Fortunately, there are several ways to help you eliminate them. Here at East Boca Dental Implant & Specialty Care in Boca Raton, FL, we use a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures including in-office whitening and veneers among others, to banish or conceal discoloration. But first, you need to understand why you have dental stains.

What Causes Dental Stains?

Teeth stains appear on the surface of the tooth, or underneath the tooth enamel. Your teeth may be discolored due to multiple reasons. The following list can help you determine the possible reason(s) why your teeth are discolored so that you can prevent your teeth from getting stained any further:

  • Drinks and food like coffee, tea, heavily colored sodas or juices, red wine, and particular vegetables and fruits.
  • The use of tobacco, whether chewed or smoked.
  • Poor oral hygiene. Improper brushing and flossing can contribute to dental staining.
  • Disease or trauma can affect enamel development in children below the age of eight. Similarly, trauma to adult teeth can also lead to discoloration.
  • Certain kinds of medical treatments. Medication for high blood pressure, chemotherapy, radiation, certain antipsychotics, and antihistamines could likewise cause dental stains.

How Can You Get Rid of Dental Stains?

Various teeth whitening methods that could easily remove those nasty dental stains are:

In-Office Tooth Whitening

Dentist-performed tooth whitening is way more superior and safer than at-home kits. This is mainly due to the fact that the whitening ingredient used is stronger and that your dentist will supervise the entire process to ensure safety. To strengthen the whitening process, heat, light, or a combination of both may be utilized. In just several 30 to 60-minute in-office appointments, your teeth can whiten up to three to eight shades lighter.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are made to conceal the front surface of the teeth. Aside from the fact that it can change the color of your teeth, it can also redefine its shape, length, or size. Your dentist in Boca Raton, FL, may recommend veneers if you have multiple stained teeth that bleaching can’t address.

Crowns or Dental Bonding

These are viable options for a stained tooth that don’t respond to bleaching. With a crown, it will be fitted over the stained tooth to hide the discoloration. With dental bonding, the dentist will apply a thin coat of composite-resin material over the stain to conceal it.

At-Home Whitening Methods

These include whitening toothpaste, tray-based whiteners, and whitening gels and strips. While these whitening treatments are convenient, it’s best that you ask your dentist for specific recommendations since improper use of these products could lead to irreversible sensitivity and enamel erosion. In most cases, dentists suggest these products for maintenance in between professional teeth whitening sessions because they’re simply not capable of achieving the whiteness that in-office bleaching provides.
 

Get Rid of Dental Stains Now

Dial (561) 226-0100 to reach East Boca Dental Implant & Specialty Care here in Boca Raton, FL, and arrange your appointment with one of our dentists to find out whether your stains can be addressed with in-office bleaching, veneers, crowns, or bonding.

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