The Best Way to Erase Teeth Stains

Most people develop stains on their teeth at some point in their lives, which is why teeth-whitening is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic dental treatments. Fortunately, most common teeth stains don’t pose an immediate threat to the health and integrity of your teeth. However, their appearance can have a significant impact on your smile’s appearance, and therefore, your overall confidence. Professional teeth-whitening is a safe but highly effective way to erase most common teeth stains and brighten your smile’s appearance, instantly restoring your confidence in it.

How teeth-whitening works

The stains that develop on your teeth over time are often due to exposure to foods and beverages, poor hygiene habits, the use of tobacco, and more. They form on the outer surfaces of your tooth enamel and are known as extrinsic (or external) stains. Teeth-whitening works by breaking up the molecules and deposits on your teeth’s surfaces and removing them, all while brightening the healthy tooth structure underneath the enamel. In many cases, we can custom-design a set of whitening trays that you can take home and use to apply the whitening gel to your teeth. If you prefer, we may also perform in-office treatment, which can significantly brighten your smile in just a single visit.

When teeth-whitening is most appropriate

The stains that teeth-whitening is meant to address are common, but they aren’t the only types of teeth stains that can appear. For example, if discoloration affects the main structure of a tooth (the dentin that rests under the semi-translucent enamel), then teeth-whitening solution won’t be able to reach it. Before deciding that teeth-whitening is your best option, we’ll first perform a thorough examination to ensure that:

  • Your teeth stains are extrinsic
  • Your tooth enamel is strong and healthy
  • You don’t have any cavities or tooth decay
  • Your teeth aren’t internally damaged
  • You don’t need any additional cosmetic treatment

Ask us about professional teeth-whitening

Stained and discolored teeth can have a big impact on your smile, but with teeth-whitening, erasing them and brightening your smile doesn’t have to be complicated. To learn more about teeth-whitening, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation by calling Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321. We also proudly serve patients who live in Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.