At Bachtell Dentistry, we are proud to offer whitening services to our patients.
The most common complaint people have about their teeth is about their color. Many things can affect the color of your teeth, including plaque and tartar. The food and drinks you consume can also affect the color of your teeth. People who use tobacco often have stained teeth. Sometimes medications and injuries can change the color of your teeth.
The above stains can be classified as extrinsic or intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains are outside the tooth and can typically be removed with a cleaning. Intrinsic stains are inside the tooth and can be removed with whitening.
Most teeth whitening products use carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide gel. This breaks the stains up into smaller pieces, making them harder to see so your teeth look brighter. However, whitening products do not work on all teeth so it is important to talk to us before you bleach your teeth. Bleach doesn’t work on veneers, crowns, or fillings that were originally made to match your teeth’s natural color.
There are many options for teeth whitening. To discuss the options that are best for you, contact us today at (318) 701-8240.