Tobacco stains on the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious in the professional arena and in your social life. Many people in a situation like this will be tempted to turn to the whitening products available in retail stores. Unfortunately, stains caused by tobacco tar is often so pervasive, that they cannot be effectively removed by consumer-grade whitening products.
To completely remove tobacco stains from your smile, you will need the dentists at the dental practice of Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S. in Staunton, Virginia to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional strength whitening agents we use are potent enough to eradicate stains from the microscopic surfaces of your tooth enamel. We will take measure to protect your gums by installing a soft rubber dam or applying a protective gel, before the dental bleaching treatment.
Our dentist will then pour a small amount of the concentrated dental bleach into trays that are inserted into your mouth, along with a gentle suction wand. They will need to be held in place for a few minutes. The length of the treatment will vary depending on how deeply stained your teeth are.
Once this is completed, we might also use a special ultraviolet light to brighten any trouble spots and improve the luster of your smile.
With your white smile fully restored, you will need to take measures to prevent stains from saturating your tooth enamel again. This might include cutting back on dark foods and beverages to prevent future stains and considering tobacco cessation. You might want to also try drinking dark beverages through a straw or brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste, that has been approved by the American Dental Association.
If you are in the Staunton, Virginia area, and you’re suffering from a tobacco-stained smile, you should call 540-886-1979 to set up a dental bleaching treatment at the dental office of Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S..