How Do You Remove Teeth Stains?

at-home teeth whitening in Cook CountyIn just a couple weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here. Many couples have big plans for this special day and want to look their best. We often talk to patients interested in brightening their smiles, before this holiday or any other. How do we remove teeth stains? With professional teeth whitening, we can remove discoloration and help you achieve a more attractive smile.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

With this option, we can remove discoloration in a single visit. At the office, we will coat the teeth in a powerful bleaching gel. We then activate the bleaching ingredients within the gel using a curing light. This process lifts stains from the surface of the teeth.

At-Home Whitening

We also have an alternative for at-home use. This option can remove surface stains and minor intrinsic stains, which is discoloration that occurs below the enamel. We Weill create a set of trays and prescribe a bleaching gel. At home, patients will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about one to two hours a day over the course of a week to ten days. Patients can keep the trays and remaining gel for touch ups in the future.

Other Alternatives

We briefly touched on intrinsic stains, which occur below the enamel and may be the result of injury, fluorosis, or tetracycline use at a young age. We can use dental bonding or veneers to mask these stains, instantly improving the esthetics of your smile. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, then please contact our office today. We can discuss the best options for helping you achieve a brighter smile.

To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.