Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Daly City Teeth Bleaching

If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways you can dramatically improve your appearance.

It is important to realize that not every smile responds to teeth bleaching in the same way. The shade you’ll achieve and the amount of time the procedure will take depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Daly City dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of Dr. Hovden. We have been brightening smiles since 1981. We also offer restorative dentistry, sleep apnea and snoring, TMJ treatment, Invisalign and Lumineers.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015