Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense matrix of mineral crystals. This gives the faces of your teeth a microscopic texture that can easily trap particles from dark foods, beverages, and tobacco use. If they’re not cleared away each day, these minor surface stains can cause more significant dental stains to develop.
To address a problem of this magnitude, Dr. Michael D. Spencer and Dr. Moshea might recommend having a dental bleaching treatment performed at our practice in Jacksonville, Florida. This is the safest method to effectively remove deep stains from the teeth in your smile.
Before exposing your teeth to the potent dental bleach, your dentist, Dr. Michael D. Spencer or Dr. Moshea, will take measures to protect your gums. Then they will then pour a small amount of the concentrated whitening agent into special trays that are held in your mouth. Once this phase of the whitening treatment is completed, they will use a special ultraviolet light to address any minor trouble areas.
Going forward, you might want to consider limiting your consumption of dark beverages and perhaps brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. This will help to maintain the white appearance of your teeth between dental cleanings.
If you live in Jacksonville, Florida, and you’re struggling with a deeply stained smile, please call 904.355.5531 to discuss a dental bleaching treatment with Dr. Michael D. Spencer and Dr. Moshea. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!