Teeth stains may be common, but that doesn’t diminish the effect that they can have on your smile’s appearance. When you want to erase teeth stains and brighten your smile, then cosmetic teeth-whitening may be the best option. However, before undergoing treatment, you should ensure that your teeth stains are the right kind for teeth-whitening to address. Otherwise, your results may not be satisfactory. For optimal results, opt for professional teeth-whitening with your dentist, which includes a careful examination and diagnosis of your stains before treatment is recommended.

What Teeth-Whitening Does

Teeth-whitening is a cosmetic treatment that involves carefully applying a safe but potent bleaching agent to the surfaces of your teeth. The procedure can be performed in our office in just a single visit, or with the help of a customized take-home kit that lets you apply the agent to your teeth on your own time. In either case, the agent successfully breaks up the staining deposits on the surfaces of your teeth, restoring your smile’s spotless, healthy appearance.

Alternative Options

Because teeth-whitening works best on surface teeth stains, it may not be suitable for discoloration that occurs from within your tooth structure (known as internal discoloration). After your examination, if your dentist determines that your stains are intrinsic or too severe for whitening, then she may suggest a more suitable cosmetic treatment, such as tooth bonding or porcelain veneers. Using tooth-colored composite resin (bonding) or highly lifelike dental porcelain (veneers), your dentist can eliminate stubborn teeth stains to successfully improve your smile and your confidence.

Ask Your Dentist About Teeth-Whitening

If you want to be sure of your smile improvement results, then speak with your dentist to find if teeth-whitening is a good idea. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.