There are two types of tooth stains: those that occur on the surface and those that form underneath the enamel. Surface stains, such as those caused by coffee and tea, dark sauces and berries, and similar agents, can often be removed through increased attention to oral hygiene. What can’t be removed in that manner will be responsive to topical teeth whiteners applied by one of our experienced Denver cosmetic dentists. However, as enamel around stains that have formed beneath the surface is lightened by topical whiteners, deeper discoloration may actually be enhanced.
If you have deep staining, such as that caused by tetracycline or fluorosis, a more advanced approach will be needed to brighten your smile. Depending on other factors that may be detracting from the appearance of your teeth and gums, our cosmetic dentists may recommend options including:
Because deep stains are often unresponsive to topical tooth whiteners, the most effective solution is covering the surface of these teeth entirely. The best way to determine which service is ideal for enhancing your smile is through a one-on-one consultation with the cosmetic dentists at our Cherry Creek office. During this visit we will listen to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and provide information on all of your options, helping ensure you are provided the services you need to achieve the smile of your dreams.
To schedule your tooth whitening consultation, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates today. We welcome patients from Englewood, Littleton, and surrounding Metro Denver communities at our comfortable Cherry Creek office.