Whitening for 3 Types of Tooth Stains

October 7, 2022
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One of the most common requests we get at Artistry in Dentistry in Gilbert AZ is for teeth whitening, one of our cosmetic dentistry services.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have teeth that are whiter. Our teeth tend to grow dull or get stained as the years go by: it’s just an unfortunate fact of life.

There are three types of stains on teeth:

  • Extrinsic stains are on the surface of teeth. They’re the easiest to remove and are caused by things like coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking, and the aging process.
  • Intrinsic stains form beneath a tooth’s enamel. They can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. They may be the result of trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or other factors.
  • The combination may include both intrinsic and extrinsic stains.

We offer three options, so you have a wide range to pick what works for you! There’s both Zoom!® and Opalescence™ Boost™ in-office whitening systems, which can brighten your teeth by several shades in just one or two office visit. There’s also Opalescence™ at-home whitening, which provides trays so you can advance at your own pace and in the comfort of your own bedroom. All options leave you with a brilliant, dazzling smile and surpass any over-the-counter whitening gels or pastes.

At Artistry in Dentistry in Gilbert AZ we’ve improved countless smiles with teeth whitening. Patients from Gilbert, Superior, Gold Canyon, Mesa, and Apache Junction also come to our office for other cosmetic dentistry options. Contact us today!