What Causes Dental Staining?
There are two types of dental staining: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic staining develops on the surface of the teeth and often results from environmental and genetic factors. Foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries can cause these stains to develop. In addition, smoking can also contribute to discoloration. Extrinsic stains can be effectively treated with professional whitening products.
If you trust your cosmetic needs to our team at White Pine Dental, we can help you achieve the vibrant, beautiful smile you desire.
Intrinsic stains affect the inner areas of the tooth and may be caused by certain medications or trauma. Unfortunately, professional teeth whitening treatments cannot successfully address intrinsic staining. If you have this type of dental discoloration, your doctor may recommend porcelain veneers or dental crowns to brighten your smile.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
For optimal convenience, we offer KöR® and Opalescence® at-home teeth whitening options at White Pine Dental. Both kits feature custom-made whitening trays and professional-strength bleaching gels for effective results. During your consultation, we will review your aesthetic goals to determine which treatment is right for you. We can also take impressions of your smile, which will be used to create your individualized whitening trays.
To whiten your smile, simply apply the gel to your trays and place them over your teeth. These devices are designed to fit comfortably and securely over your smile, so you can wear them overnight or for 15 to 30 minutes each day. Treatment time normally takes about two weeks, after which, you can enjoy a bright, radiant smile.
In-Office Zoom Teeth Whitening
If you choose to whiten your teeth at our office, we offer advanced Zoom! Teeth Whitening for immediate, dramatic results. During this procedure, we will first apply a professional strength whitening gel to your teeth. We will then shine a special light directly onto the tooth surface for 15-minute increments. We can repeat this process until you achieve your desired results. In just 45 minutes, we can lighten your smile up to eight shades.
Discover the Right Treatment for You
To ensure your oral health, our experienced team can oversee your professional teeth whitening treatment and monitor your progress. Patients looking for more dramatic results may wish to combine teeth whitening with another cosmetic procedure, such as porcelain veneers or a smile makeover. We're here for your aesthetic dentistry needs. Achieve a bright, glowing smile today by contacting us online or calling us at (801) 266-3000.