If you have stains on your teeth, then your overall oral health and smile beauty could suffer. In order to help Liberty, MO, residents enjoy a more attractive smile, we provide professional teeth whitening. Our system helps remove stains and offer a brighter smile, and a number of benefits over traditional over-the-counter whitening options.

The Risks of Store-Bought Options

When you head to the store, you will find a number of different products that boast about their whitening properties. You can pick up rinses, toothpastes, and strips, just to name a few. However, these do have their downsides. For example, many whitening toothpastes actually contain abrasive agents, which are meant to scrub away discoloration. However, these abrasive agents could also weaken tooth enamel, the protective layer mean to safeguard your smile against cavities. In addition, strips have been known to cause serious sensitivity for people. These options also don’t offer dramatic results, the results they do offer simply don’t last very long.

The Benefits of Professional Systems

To begin, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of your teeth stains. Extrinsic teeth stains form on the surface of the teeth as a result of poor oral hygiene, caused by too many sugary foods and drinks, beverages with dark pigments, or smoking. They can often be easily removed with our professional treatment options. However, intrinsic stains, which form underneath the enamel and could be caused by fluorosis, injury to the tooth, or exposure to tetracycline at a young age, may need to instead be masked with porcelain veneers or dental bonding, as they may not respond to the traditional treatment options.

Keeping You Smile Bright

Following our treatment, you’ll likely want to take steps to ensure your results last for many months to come. We can help! With routine dental cleaning, we can remove plaque buildup. A bacterial by-product, plaque makes stains more visible, so removing them brightens smiles while also limiting the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. You can also avoid tobacco products and cut back on drinks with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, soda, and coffee. We also suggest brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session, and flossing before bed, which limits plaque buildup and helps brighten your teeth. If you have any questions about discoloration, or about improving your overall oral health, then contact our team today.

Ready for a Brighter Smile?

If you have questions about discoloration and keeping your teeth bright and healthy, then we’re here to help. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, including whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding, then schedule a consultation by calling Bailey Dental Care in Liberty, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.