In many cases in which your teeth have become stained or discolored, the problem may not be resolved by the whitening products sold in stores. At the same time, excessive or incorrect use of these mild whitening agents, like hydrogen peroxide can also damage tooth enamel, or irritate your gums. In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling an in-office whitening treatment from our dentist, Dr. Gary K. Walden. This is often the most effective method for safely whitening significantly stained teeth.
After taking steps to protect your gums and surrounding oral tissues, our dentist will pour a small amount of concentrated whitening agent into trays. They will be inserted into your mouth. Professional strength whitening agents will penetrate the pores on your tooth enamel to break up the stains. This process might also be followed up with a special ultraviolet light to activate the gel. Once the process is complete, Gary K. Walden and his team will talk with you about what you need to do to preserve your smile’s appearance. This might include dietary changes, drinking dark beverages through a straw, or abstaining from tobacco use.
If you live in the Bowling Green, Kentucky, area and you have been struggling with stained teeth, you can call 270.282.0909 to schedule a whitening treatment at Family Dental Care.