Do you have a single stained tooth? Is tooth discoloration impacting your confidence?
Brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatment at Dovedale Dental Care. Teeth whitening treatment is a cosmetic dental solution that can create a more youthful look. Whitening your smile also motivates you to maintain your oral health. Patients who receive results from whitening treatment are more likely to brush and floss twice a day at home. If you want a brighter smile, ask Dr. Puneet Agarwal about teeth whitening treatment in his Marriottsville, MD dental office. Dr. Agarwal provides take-home whitening that offers convenient, custom treatment. Professional take-home whitening treatment also benefits patients who may have tooth and gum sensitivity to in-office whitening.
Causes of Discolored Teeth
The most common reasons why patients have yellow, stained, dull, or discolored teeth include:
- Foods and Beverages: Certain foods and beverages like wine, berries, coffee, tea, and tomatoes can stain the enamel. These substances contain chromogens, or pigments that attach to the tooth enamel. Typically, patients with an excellent oral hygiene routine can remove stains from foods and drinks. However, chromogens will cause yellowed, dull, or discolored teeth over time.
- Nicotine: Cigarettes, vapes, and tobacco products contain nicotine, a highly staining substance. Nicotine easily stains the tooth enamel and makes the teeth appear yellowed. Additionally, nicotine contributes to problems like halitosis and makes it harder for patients to heal after dental procedures.
- Dental Injuries: If you have a chipped, fractured, worn, or otherwise injured tooth, it may become discolored. Breaks or wear in the enamel exposes the dentin or the dark underlayer beneath the enamel. We cannot whiten dentin with a professional whitening treatment. However, we can cover discoloration caused by injuries with veneers, dental bonding, and even tooth crowns.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening in Marriottsville, MD
For the convenience of our patients, we provide take-home whitening treatment. With take-home treatment, patients can whiten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes. Our whitening kits consist of a custom tray and whitening gel. We take impressions of your smile to create custom whitening trays. Once the trays are complete, we make sure that it fits properly.
To whiten your smile at home, apply the whitening gel to the trays. We will instruct you on how long to wear your trays to receive your desired results. The custom trays ensure that each tooth is whitened evenly. In addition, the trays minimize gum sensitivity because they fully conform to teeth. Patients who choose take-home whitening will begin to see results after several weeks to a month. Take-home whitening gradually brightens the tooth enamel over time for a natural, effortless end result.
Brighten Your Smile Today
Do you want to brighten your natural smile? Call our dental office for cosmetic treatment today at 410-498-6268. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Agarwal on our website. If you have questions about your whitening options or have current discoloration concerns, let us know at your next visit. We are always happy to help our patients.