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What Can I Do About Stained or Discolored Teeth?

  • May 11, 2015

What Can I Do About Stained or Discolored Teeth?Your smile is one of the initial criterion someone will use to make a first impression about you. Even the most confident people can sometimes have their confidences shaken by stained or discolored teeth. Fortunately, there are several options for improving this detail that will lead to a healthier smile and a happier you!

Causes of Stained or Discolored Teeth

You might be wondering why your teeth have faded in color over time. Dentists agree that while the aging process does play a significant role in teeth discoloration, most smiles tend to fade from lifestyle choices. Unattractive stains can be a result of:

  • Coffee
  • Sodas
  • Tea
  • Wine
  • Hard candies
  • Smoking & more!

While you should moderate or completely remove the previous teeth-discoloring factors from your lifestyle permanently for a healthier smile, there are options for boosting your pearly whites back to their original glory or even brighter!

SEE: Trays, Strips or the Dentist? Understanding your Teeth Whitening Options

Take-home Teeth Whitening Trays

For a simple solution, you can choose teeth whitening trays for at-home use. The trays can be filled with a safe bleaching solution that brightens your teeth a little after each use. Products may have different instructions, ranging from wearing trays once or twice a day and for varying amounts of time. You can obtain them from the store or the dentist, but the results may vary depending on the source of the tray.

  • Store-bought trays are made to fit a generic size mouth and the whitening solution may not be as potent
  • Teeth-whitening strips are a better fit, more discreet and are available at a variety of stores
  • Dentist-made whitening trays are the best choice because they only fit your mouth, guaranteeing the strong whitening agent will cover all of your teeth

RELATED: Why You Should Get Teeth Whitening From a Dentist

In-Office Whitening

A much faster alternative to the whitening trays – that may take up to 2 weeks before seeing the first results – is in-office whitening. You can relax in a chair while the dentist uses laser or light-activated treatments that show results within the hour! You can trust the dentist to provide the correct amount of exposure to whitening solutions so as to avoid over-bleaching.

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For over 30 years, Dr. Duffield and his expert staff have been transforming smiles and uplifting confidences with up-to-date technology and warm personalities. Stop by the Royal Oak office today to see what our teeth whitening services can do for your stained or discolored teeth.

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