Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Roy Teeth Bleaching

If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening from Roy Dental Care in Roy UT is the easiest way to improve its appearance.

It is important to realize that not everyone’s smile responds the same to teeth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

There is more than one type:

  1. Extrinsic stains are on the surface of teeth, making them  the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
  2. Intrinsic stains are within the teeth. They can be lightened, but it may take longer. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride.
  3. Combination: Some people have extrinsic and intrinsic stains. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

At Roy Dental Care in Roy UT, teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry offerings. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

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4902 S 1900 W Ste 4
Roy, Utah


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