Stains on your teeth can dull their glossy appearance, and many people with discolored teeth are not comfortable showing off their smiles in pictures. Nothing is more reliable than a professional teeth whitening service from a dentist’s office when it comes to brightening your teeth. Dr. Szyperski can offer patients in the Petaluma, CA, area rapid results with her teeth whitening services.
Common causes of teeth staining
Typically, staining is caused by certain foods and drinks you consume seeping into the pores of your enamel and staining them. Coffee, tea, and wine are common daily habits that can leave red or brown stains behind. Certain foods and spices, like turmeric, tomatoes, and annatto, can also cause discoloration on your teeth. Tobacco is notorious for staining teeth. Whether you chew or smoke, you can expect your teeth to develop stains over time.
Other causes of staining can be from medication or health issues, thinning tooth enamel, or fluorosis. Some intrinsic staining won’t respond to a bleaching agent, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with discolored teeth. Dr. Szyperski can recommend dental bonding or porcelain veneers to address deep staining, as well as improve the shape and appearance of their teeth.
What to expect from your whitening service
A tooth whitening procedure should be scheduled right after a professional cleaning, so tartar and plaque build-up don’t interfere with the bleaching agent. Our team will create a custom tray to fit snugly over your teeth and apply a medical-grade whitening agent for rapid results. The tray will protect your gums from the bleaching agent and prevent accidental ingestion, as well as ensure that all parts of your teeth come into contact with the gel. The process takes less than an hour and can brighten your teeth up to eight shades in a single visit.
Dr. Szyperski can also discuss ways you can still enjoy your favorite foods and drinks while reducing the risk of staining so you can keep your teeth brighter for longer. Contact our office in Petaluma, CA, today to set up a consultation and learn more about how North Bay Smiles can help you be proud of your smile. Call us at (707) 306-8001.
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