01 Jul 2021
tooth discoloration

Tooth discoloration can make people feel self-conscious of their smile. However, not all discoloration is the same. Some stains can be lifted from the teeth even if they have been there for years. Do you suffer from tooth discoloration? Our dentist highly recommends West Palm Beach teeth whitening for anyone looking to increase their confidence in their smile. Keep reading to learn all about the process of professional teeth whitening. 

In office teeth whitening is best suited for mild to moderate tooth discoloration. This process can lift discoloration by about 8-10 shades in about one hour. In office teeth bleaching utilizes a highly concentrated peroxide solution and a special UV light. This light will activate the bleaching agent in the peroxide solution and speed up the lightening process. Professional whitening treatments can make a significant difference in the color of your smile. Some smiles may benefit from additional whitening treatments like take home whitening kits. Whitening kits can be a great tool to help you reach your whitest smile. 

Home whitening kits are a great option for anyone with mild tooth discoloration. This whitening option is also excellent for anyone with tooth sensitivity. Professional in office whitening treatments can sometimes be too harsh for sensitive teeth, and our team may not recommend this option if your smile is especially sensitive. Whitening kits are worn nightly over the course of about two weeks. Over this period of time, stains and discoloration are gently lifted from the surface of teeth. Whitening kits are also more affordable than in office whitening treatments. These kits can be used every few months, whereas in office whitening treatments can be administered on an annual basis. 

Tooth discoloration can not necessarily be reversed, but it can be significantly lightened. Some stains may not be able to be treated through teeth whitening treatments, so other cosmetic options may be recommended. Stains that are yellow or brown in color can typically be removed through whitening treatments. Grey and lavender discoloration may not be able to be lightened through West Palm Beach teeth whitening. These shades of discoloration would indicate an oral health issue like a cavity or infection, and other treatments be necessary. To find out if your smile can be lightened through whitening treatments, schedule a smile consultation with our cosmetic dentist.

Prevent future tooth discoloration by taking excellent care of your smile. Choose to incorporate whitening toothpaste into your dental hygiene routine to help combat daily staining. Flossing daily and rinsing with mouthwash can also help to keep your smile white. Use a mouthwash with whitening properties to help prevent daily tooth discoloration. Chewing sugar-free gum after meals can also help to promote a white smile and keep your teeth clean. Make sure you are visiting our dentist every six months for regular cleanings. Professional dental cleanings will help to maintain your beautiful and white smile!

To learn more about how to treat your tooth discoloration, call our West Palm Beach cosmetic dentist! You can reach our team by calling (561) 686-2077 or by filling out a contact request form directly on our site. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams, so call today!