When you visit Drs. Stiffle and Wojno at the Lincoln Park, IL Cosmetic Dentist Office for teeth whitening treatment, you will get no less than stellar results! Teeth whitening procedures are able to remove discoloration and transform dingy smiles to bright and white smiles in a short period of time. However, it’s important to remember that all stains are not created equal. Even though teeth whitening are extremely effective, it may not remove certain types of stains.
Extrinsic staining, also known as surface staining refers to stains caused by actions that we can easily control. Diet, oral hygiene, and lifestyle habits directly affect the exterior of the teeth. These types of stains are the easiest to remove. This is true because extrinsic stains are still sitting on the surface of the teeth, and have not penetrated into the enamel and dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by consuming foods and beverages such as, blueberries, red wine, coffee, dark tea, and cola. Nicotine is another substance which will cause teeth to stain.
Intrinsic staining occurs from the inside out, and indicates that the interior of the tooth has been damaged. These types of stains may be the result excessive exposure to fluoride, trauma to the teeth, and the use of the antibiotic tetracycline. In general, dental decay initially impacts the exterior of the teeth, but can eventually erode the interior of the teeth. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove, but can be lightened with proper treatment.
If your teeth are severely discolored, it is possible that an alternative cosmetic treatment may be the best course of action. However, the only way to find out is to visit the Chicago Teeth Whitening Dentist to schedule a free consultation. We will be happy to evaluate your situation and provide you with the best option to help you obtain the smile of your dreams.
Teeth Whitening Procedures To Achieve Bright Smiles