Some over-the-counter tooth whitening kits boast the ability to whiten stains underneath the enamel of teeth. Indeed, some may lighten these stains to an extent, but how much? Certainly to much less of an extent than a professional teeth whitening treatment from Tarrytown cosmetic dentist Dr. Wanda Mejia. And if those deep stains are the result of medications such as tetracycline or excessive fluoridation, topical treatments will only serve to accentuate their appearance.
Tooth discoloration caused by aging, foods and beverages, and tobacco use can often be removed entirely with topical treatments. In fact, the in-office services offered by Dr. Mejia may be able to lighten teeth up to ten shades in as little as one hour. But if the stains you are concerned about lie deeply embedded in the teeth, a more progressive approach may be necessary.
When tooth whitening is simply not enough, Dr. Mejia may suggest porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns to cover the deep stains. These options do not bleach stains away but cover them entirely, enabling Dr. Mejia to completely eliminate deep discoloration.
Dr. Mejia offers a number of solutions that can be used alone or in combination to address tooth staining and other cosmetic dental problems. Which treatments are best for you can be determined during your Tarrytown cosmetic dentistry consultation.
To schedule your consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentist, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Tarrytown today.