Can You Remove Years of Tooth Stains?

March 29, 2023
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From zero to ten, how would you rate your teeth? If it’s less than a ten, you can raise that number with Naples Cosmetic Dentistry.  

Do you know what can ruin a beautiful smile? Tooth stains. Over the years, your teeth will lose their brightness. Several factors contribute to yellow stains, such as age, certain antibiotics, smoking, and the food and drinks you expose your teeth to. Luckily, your dentist can help you change the color of your teeth to the brightness level they are capable of achieving.  

Naples Cosmetic Dentistry choosing a veneer color

How Do Dentists Remove Stubborn Tooth Stains?  

Professional Teeth Whitening 

In-office teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment because of its instant results after one session. Unfortunately, the treatment has a refractory time because during in office treatments, your teeth dry out, which give them a whiter appearance vs reality. In office treatments also require take home trays to get the results you really want to see. 

The other option is that your dentist can provide you with at-home trays. Compared to OTC products, professional teeth whitening is safer and more effective as it uses higher concentrations to remove deep stains. Not everyone responds well to teeth whitening, so we recommend you consult your cosmetic dentist to determine if this procedure suits you.  

Porcelain Veneers 

What if your teeth do not respond to professional teeth whitening? Porcelain veneers are a possible option. They are thin shells applied to your tooth to conceal discolorations 

Your cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth by shaving down some parts of your enamel to accommodate the veneers to achieve a perfect fit. When properly cared for, veneers can last up to a decade.  

Veneers are more of a last resort treatment for esthetics and many times they can become full coverage crowns depending on your bite or other factors. Having veneers makes you always need to be conscious of anything you are biting into, so it is important to discuss with your dentist and make sure you can change your lifestyle to maintain them.   

woman happy with her new smile after Naples Cosmetic Dentistry

Are You Interested in Naples Cosmetic Dentistry? 

Not every patient is a candidate for teeth whitening and veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will inspect your teeth and decide what treatment is best for you. At Gulfside Dental, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to give you the smile of your dreams. Get in touch with us to book an appointment.  

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