Even occasional tobacco use can affect the general health of your mouth and the appearance of your teeth. Tar and other chemicals introduced into your mouth when you smoke or use chewing tobacco can quickly adhere to the faces of your teeth. If they are not removed by your daily oral hygiene routine these seemingly minor dental stains can saturate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel.
Many people struggling with tobacco stained teeth feel tempted to experiment with the dental whitening products available in store. However, you will likely find that they generally lack the potency to fully remove significant dental stains and excessive use of these products can also harm your teeth and other oral tissues.
In a situation like this, the only safe and effective option for removing the dental stains and whitening your teeth is to have a dental bleaching treatment administered by a professional dentist.
The process starts with our dentist taking measures to protect your gums from direct exposure to the powerful dental bleaching agents. Once this is done a small amount of dental grade bleach will be poured into special trays that will be inserted in your mouth along with a small suction wand. You will need to bite down lightly for a few minutes to allow the active ingredients saturate the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.
Going forward you should strongly consider total tobaccos cessation. Not only will quitting tobacco use help preserve the appearance of your teeth, it will also reduce your chances of suffering future health problems.
If you live in the Portland, Maine, area and you have been struggling with tobacco-stained teeth you should call 207-775-6348 to set up a dental bleaching treatment at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A..
Our experienced dentists, Dr. Best, Dr. Traina, Dr. Sarmiento and Dr. Sahrbeck are here for your oral health!