The enamel is receptive to stains from multiple sources such as consuming dark food and drinks, tobacco use or even the natural processes of aging. Minor stains are often easier to brighten than stains that extend deep into the enamel layer. How deeply your teeth are stained will directly influence the whitening products and procedures needed to give you the bright smile you want.
It’s a good idea to talk to Dr. Holly Sletten before beginning a new whitening program. Dr. Holly Sletten has the necessary training and experience to help you find the most effective whitening option, while also preserving you long term oral health.
If your teeth are deeply stained, you use tobacco on a regular basis or you simply haven’t been satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores, you should talk to Dr. Holly Sletten about a dental bleaching procedure. The dental bleaching procedure is the most effective and safest way to whiten deeply stained teeth.
At the start of the dental bleaching procedure, the dentist will protect your gums by applying a special gel or a rubber dam. Next, a small amount of concentrated bleaching gel is poured into trays that are inserted into your mouth. How long you need to hold the tray in place will vary depending on how deeply stained your teeth are. A special ultraviolet light might also be used to brighten your teeth further.
If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Dr. Holly Sletten at 720-851-1676 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the white smile you want!