Types of Tooth Stains
Tooth stains fall into two categories: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic stains are the yellow and brown stains that occur on the surface of your teeth, while intrinsic stains occur inside your teeth, which makes them appear gray or even blue. Toothpaste and over-the-counter teeth whitening kits may remove some stains, but are not always the safest or most effective options. Professional-grade products, applied by your dental team, are the best way to remove deep stains – especially for those with sensitive teeth and gums.
Professional Teeth-Whitening Options
A professional teeth cleaning is second-to-none; in fact, we can help you whiten your teeth anywhere from 8 to 14 shades in no time!
In-office teeth bleaching: We’ll carefully apply a safe teeth-bleaching solution, often as a gel, coupled with a whitening lamp to whiten your teeth. This usually lasts about 90-minutes.
At-home teeth bleaching: We’ll provide you with a teeth-whitening kit that’s much more effective and safer than over-the-counter kits. This involves the teeth-bleaching gel, a custom mouthguard, and a specific regimen for you to follow for optimal results. This may take longer than an in-office appointment – up to two weeks – but you’ll still be able to achieve the same results from the comfort of your own home.
Our Whitening Systems
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening
- Colgate® Optic White® Professional
How much does teeth whitening cost?
This will depend on the type of whitening and how deep your stains are. Contact us for more information!
Are teeth-whitening results permanent?
Results often last from several months to three years – but depend on your oral health habits.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is very safe – though some patients may experience temporary teeth and gum sensitivity during treatment.