One of the most common requests we get at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati is for teeth whitening. Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. The good news is that whiter teeth have never been easier to achieve.
Not every smile, though, responds the same to teeth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.
- Extrinsic stains are on the surface of the teeth, and the easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.
- Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel.
- Combination: Some people have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.
At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati, teeth whitening is just one way to improve a smile. People from Montgomery, Blue Ash, and Kenwood come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile!
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