If you could look at your teeth on a microscopic level, you would see small pores in the mineral structures that make up your tooth enamel. When staining particles from dark foods and beverages become trapped in these microscopic textures, they can slowly adhere to and penetrate the enamel.
If you haven’t been satisfied with your results from consumer-grade whitening products, our dentist can administer a professional teeth-bleaching treatment. This is the safest most effective way to whiten the teeth in your smile.
Before administering the bleaching treatment, Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis will protect your gums by applying a special gel or a rubber dental dam. Then, they will pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into trays that are held in your mouth. After the bleach has whitened your teeth, a special ultraviolet light might be used to eradicate stains in minute textures of the tooth enamel.
Afterward, it might be best to limit your consumption of dark foods and beverages or to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. This will help maintain your white smile between dental cleanings and spare you the expense of needing to have future dental-bleaching treatments administered.
If you have been struggling with significant staining issues on the teeth in your smile, you should call Northwest Dental Associates at 541-779-3993 to ask about teeth-bleaching treatment in Medford, Oregon.