When you consume dark foods and beverages, minuscule dark particles can get stuck on the surfaces of your tooth enamel. This is even more likely to happen if you use tobacco on a regular basis. If these surface stains are not removed in a timely manner, they will gradually start to penetrate the tooth enamel. When this happens, retail whitening products are rarely potent enough to remove them. In many cases, the only way to effectively whiten badly stained teeth is to have your dentist, Dr. David Goldschein, administer a dental bleaching treatment.
Before bleaching your teeth, your dentist will apply a special protective gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect them from the powerful bleaching agents. Your dentist will then pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching gel into a tray that is held in your mouth.
The duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of your tooth stains.
Once the bleaching procedure is complete, a special ultraviolet light can be used for additional whitening.
If you have been dissatisfied with your results from retail-grade whitening products, you should call Generations Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at 813-251-5740 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment in Tampa, Florida.