Tobacco use not only threatens your health, but it can also severely stain your teeth. The tar and other chemicals introduced to your mouth have the ability to saturate the tooth enamel in a relatively short amount of time. Once this happens, the consumer-strength whitening products sold in stores will not be strong enough to safely remove the stains from your smile.
To fully whiten a tobacco-stained smile, you will need Dr. James Feldman to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tools, techniques and potent whitening agents they employs can safely remove stains from deep within the teeth.
Your dentist will start by protecting your gums from the powerful dental bleach. Then, they will pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into a tray that is held in your mouth.
The length of time it takes to completely whiten your smile will depend on the severity of the tooth stains. Your dentist will likely also use a special ultraviolet light to address any problem areas and improve the luster of your tooth enamel.
In the future, you might want to take measures to prevent future stains from setting into your teeth. This might include making alternative lifestyle choices or brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the ADA.
If you live in the Washington, DC, area and your smile is suffering from tobacco stains, you should call 202-362-8412 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Feldman Dentistry.