Do you have embarrassing stains on your teeth? Over time, many of us will develop dental discoloration. Instead of resorting to hiding your smile, you should talk to your Liberty, MO, dentist. We can offer more substantial cosmetic improvements than the usual over-the-counter whitening options. Our team will also discuss ways of keeping your teeth bright!

Over-The-Counter Options

If you go to a store or pharmacy, you’ll likely see enumerable products offering a brighter smile. While effective, these results rarely last very long and with common products such as whitening strips, sensitivity could occur, leading to discomfort. Whitening toothpastes may contain abrasive agents, which remove stains but also have the potential to inadvertently damage tooth enamel. Not to mention, these products may be ineffective against major extrinsic stains and unable to address intrinsic stains, which form below the outer tooth enamel. For optimal results, schedule a visit with your dentist.

The Professional Benefits

First, we will carefully examine your smile using advanced technology. We want to understand the cause of your staining and assess the severity. We then have the information needed to choose the best options for keeping your smile bright. For most, we will prescribe a professional teeth whitening treatment to break up stains. For those with intrinsic stains, which as discussed before, form underneath the outer enamel, we may recommend veneers or bonding to mask them. We will help you enjoy a brighter smile, one you’ll be proud to show the world!

Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright

Following treatment, what steps can be taken to keep your smile brighter for longer? Well, cutting back on sugary foods and drinks limits plaque buildup, a major factor in the appearance of discoloration. You also have the option of reducing your consumption of beverages with dark pigments, such as coffee, soda, tea, and red wine, which could lead to discoloration. You should also make time to brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each session. Flossing is vital, as this removes the bits of food a toothbrush alone cannot. These actions help keep teeth bright, limit plaque buildup, and protect the teeth from tooth decay and gum disease. Finally, be sure you see us every six months for a dental cleaning. A cleaning is the only way to completely remove all plaque from the surface of your teeth. If you have any questions about our teeth whitening options, or about preventing stains from occurring, then contact our team today.


At Bailey Dental Care, we have professional cosmetic dentistry to address stains and other esthetic concerns. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, then please schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Liberty, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.