The Truth Behind Teeth Stains

One of the most common reasons people choose teeth whitening is for the removal of stains. Stains on teeth occur over time from exposure to certain food particles, liquids as well as due to aging and wear. Below is a description of the types that can be removed and potential explanations as to why they became stained in the first place.

Extrinsic Stains

red-wine-can-caused-stains-on-teethTeeth whitening can be successful at removing both extrinsic and intrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains appear on the outer surface of teeth, and result from things like exposure to coffee, wine or other dark beverages, tobacco or certain types of food. In order to prevent extrinsic stains, brushing and periodic dental cleaning is important. Teeth whitening can help significantly with stains that are resistant to normal brushing and cleaning. Keep in mind that lack of proper care and attention can lead to stains that penetrate the dentin. These may be impossible to treat, even with professional teeth whitening products.

Intrinsic Stains

Intrinsic stains are a bit more complicated to deal with and also be more difficult to prevent. This type of stain forms on the inside of teeth. They may be a result of excessive exposure to fluoride and/or minerals and can also come about generally due to aging or trauma. As teeth whitening technology progresses, certain systems are now available that can whiten even difficult intrinsic stains. These types of products may require more time and effort for the best results, but can work with consistent use over a period of several months.

Whitening Options

Zoom! Whitening

An hour long, in-office teeth whitening treatment that is best performed after a dental exam and teeth cleaning. Zoom! itself is a patented whitening gel that contains 25% hydrogen peroxide, which is activated by a specially-designed light and is proven to instantly brighten your teeth up to eight shades lighter.

White Teeth Package*

If in-office whitening isn’t for you, but you’re still looking for that brighter whiter smile ask us about our “White Teeth Package.”Simply pay $49.00 and receive professionally customized whitening trays and a take-home whitening kit. Call our office today to learn more. Teeth Whitening Special Toronto Dentist

Dawson Dental Centres Team members are knowledgeable, caring and have 17 locations across Ontario including dentists in Toronto, Waterloo, Aurora and more. We offer General & Cosmetic Dentistry services such as dental implants, Invisalign invisible braces and dental veneers. New patients are always warmly welcome!

*Available at participating Dawson Dental Centre locations.