Do you wish you had whiter teeth? A lot of people do, this is because as we start aging, different agents start dulling and staining our teeth. Coffee, cigarettes, tea, and cola are known to be the primary culprits for teeth staining when it comes to food. However, when oral hygiene is not practiced at home, your teeth will suffer from it.
There are two types of stains that affect the color of our teeth, intrinsic and extrinsic stains. Extrinsic refer to the outer layer and discoloration and stains here happen through dark colored foods and items with high chromogens which are pigment-producing agents that stick to tooth enamel. When the bacteria or acids erode your tooth enamel, these chromogens become more easily attached to the teeth. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, penetrate through the underlying dentin.
There are a lot of over the counter solutions being offered at shops that claim to give you wither teeth. While some of them might work, you need to be careful about the ingredients and know how to use them. That is why, here at Campbell Dental Group, we recommend you visit us if you would like to know more about this procedure.
Teeth-whitening is a simple process, most of the time is comes in the form of a gel that contains one of two bleaching agents, carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. What these do, penetrate to the core of your tooth, or dentin, and break down the stain molecules into very tiny pieces, which makes the color of your tooth brighter. Now a days, you can get treatments in-office or at home, using trays where you can apply the gel yourself and continue treatment. However, in-office treatments usually give you immediate results in about an hour.
If you want to get rid of those terrible stains and have that Hollywood smile, call at (404) 201-7900 or visit us at 4840 Roswell Rd NE, Building A Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342 so we can book your next appointment!