Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Stained and Discolored Teeth? Consult a Dentist for Whitening Options

The type of stain that your teeth have can affect what sort of whitening options dentists would be able to recommend you. There are several to choose from. First, a dentist may consider the stains to be minor enough that they only require the use of over-the-counter solutions. For example, there are several whitening toothpastes in the market; unlike actual whitening solutions that bleach the teeth, these toothpastes are mildly abrasive and can remove minor stains and lighten teeth by a shade. There are also gels and rinses available that are much stronger and often use peroxide solutions to achieve the desired effect. Many extrinsic stains can be dealt with by using this approach. Next, a dentist may consider that the stains are bad enough or that the stains are intrinsic in nature. They would then recommend in-office whitening or the home use of whitening trays.

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