Frequent tobacco use introduces tar and chemicals to your mouth that can affect your general oral health and leave you with significantly stained teeth. Even occasionally tobacco users often find themselves struggling to remove dental stains from their front teeth. Frequent consumption of dark beverages like tea, coffee and cola can also compound the dental staining effect.
Many individuals with tobacco stained teeth will attempt to experiment with the retail tooth whitening products sold in stores. However, the mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide in these items often proves ineffective for addressing tobacco stained teeth. Some can even irritate your gums and potentially weaken your tooth enamel.
If your teeth have been affected by significant tobacco stains, you should consider scheduling a dental bleaching treatment with our dentist.
The process starts with Dr. Thomas Sims taking measures to protect your gums from the potent whitening agents he uses. Once this is done a small amount of concentrated dental bleach will be poured into special trays that match the general curve of your dentition. They will be inserted into your mouth along with a small suction wand.
Over the course of a few minutes, the potent whitening agents will start to permeate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel to remove set in dental stains. After the treatment our dentist might also use a special ultraviolet light to enhance the gleam of your teeth.
If you live in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area and you have been struggling with chronic dental stains, you should call 480-451-5888 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Centre for Progressive Dentistry.