As the years go by, the natural processes of aging, certain foods, and dark beverages can alter the color of your tooth enamel. You are even more likely to experience significant dental stains if you use tobacco products.
While it might be tempting to try to improve your smile with the whitening products sold in stores, most will not be potent enough to do more than brighten minor surface stains.
If you have moderate-to-severe dental staining problems you should consider a whitening consultation with Christopher Pavletic in Orland Park, Illinois. The extensive training and experience he has acquired can help you find the safest and most effective method to brighten your smile.
Using a whitening toothpaste to brush your teeth can be a convenient way to remove minor surface stains. Unfortunately, the hydrogen peroxide whitening agents they use are ineffective at removing stains that have penetrated the tooth enamel.
Applying whitening strips to your smile can also be convenient because you can apply them while you’re on the go. The clear plastic makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing them. Just like whitening toothpaste the topical hydrogen peroxide can only effectively remove surface stains.
It’s important to note that these options are more effective for maintaining a white smile than they are at fully improving a moderate to severe staining issues.
Dental whitening gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. However, if you are not extremely careful during the application, these gels can potentially harm your gums. Some brands might also weaken the mineral strength of your tooth enamel.
Significant staining issues that have deeply saturated your tooth enamel layer can only be completely whitened by a dental bleaching treatment performed by Dr. Christopher Pavletic. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques he uses can safely remove these stains to restore your natural white smile.
If you live in Orland Park, Illinois and you’ve been struggling with a stained smile, we invite you to call 708-448-2588 to schedule a whitening consultation. We look forward to helping you brighten your smile!