Since the 1980s, Americans have made teeth whitening one of the hottest trends to hit the cosmetic dentistry world. This explosion in popularity can be attributed, in part, to the rise of at-home teeth whitening products that people spent over $1.4 billion on in 2007. However, these products can only do so much to remove stains from your teeth. When you experience tough stains, the only way to remove them is to visit your dentist for an in-office teeth whitening session. While in-office teeth whitening is the fastest and easiest way to remove stains from your teeth, there are some stains that just don’t come off easily. Here’s a look at some stains that in-office teeth whitening services can remove easier than at-home products.
Stains That In-office Cleanings Can Remove
In-office teeth whitening services work great on a number of stains. Listed below are the different types of stains that your dentist can easily remove.
• Aging stains: This type of discoloration develops on your teeth over time, turning them dark brown, yellow, gray, or even green. The color may be the result of eating habits or heredity. While your dentist can remove all these colors, yellow teeth tend to get whiter faster.
• Food stains: Certain foods stain your teeth the more you eat and drink them. Coffee, sodas, and red wines are all examples of foods that stain your teeth. Most people aren’t aware of the fact that fruits and dark-colored vegetables can also stain teeth.
• Tobacco stains: By now you probably know just how bad smoking is. What some people don’t realize is that tobacco isn’t just bad for their health; it’s also bad for their teeth. Tobacco stains your teeth and usually can only be removed during an in-office teeth whitening service.
Visit Brentwood Family Dentistry for all of your in-office teeth whitening needs. Our friendly staff is here to make your teeth white and beautiful again.