Brighten Your Smile with Deep Bleaching
Unsightly stains can cause embarrassment and even lead people to hide their smiles. Instead of covering your mouth when you laugh or avoiding pictures with friends, why not consider cosmetic dentistry? At Heritage Creek Dental, we offer professional Kor Deep Bleaching as part of our approach to cosmetic dentistry. With Kor Deep Bleaching, we can remove discoloration and improve the appearance of your smile.
What Causes Teeth Stains?
The cause of your discoloration will depend on the type of teeth stains you have. Surface stains, also known as extrinsic stains, form as a result of the foods and rinks we consume. For example, drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, soda, red wine, and tea, can lead to extrinsic stains. Smoking is also a common cause of surface stains.
Discoloration that forms below the surface of the tooth is referred to as intrinsic staining. Intrinsic stains occur due to trauma to the teeth or the use of certain medications, including tetracycline.
Removing Discoloration with Deep Bleaching
The Kor Deep Bleaching system involves a combination of both office and home-based treatments. First, your Albia dentist will take impressions of your teeth, creating a custom set of whitening trays. Next, you will undergo a brief office whitening procedure. At home, you will add a prescription-strength bleaching gel to the trays and wear them each day for the amount of time recommended. After about one or two weeks, you will return to the office for a final treatment. You can continue to use the trays periodically to keep your smile bright. The deep bleaching system works great for both teens and adults, removing both extrinsic stains and minor intrinsic stains. If you would like to learn more or schedule a consultation, then contact our team at Heritage Creek Dental today.
Other Whitening Techniques
While Kor Deep Bleaching does address intrinsic stains, some discoloration may require more than teeth whitening to address. As a cosmetic alternative to teeth whitening, we offer both tooth bonding and porcelain veneers. Tooth bonding employs a tooth-colored composite filling to cover unsightly stains. Porcelain veneers use thin shells of porcelain designed to mimic a tooth’s appearance to mask teeth stains.
Keeping Your Smile Bright
In addition to using whitening trays, you can help you smile stay bright with preventive dentistry. Each day, you should maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice and flossing once. This removes the harmful bacteria and food particles that lead to plaque buildup and discoloration. Regular dental cleanings can also help your smile remain free of embarrassing teeth stains. By keeping your smile healthy, you help it stay beautiful, too.
Visit Us for an Appointment Today
We are so happy you have found us at Heritage Creek Dental, and look forward to treating you at our Albia office. Dr. Hussong and our friendly, compassionate team feel honored to meet you and your family members. Please call to schedule an appointment with us, so we may assist you on your journey toward a lovely, healthy smile with our comprehensive dental services. We serve families from Albia and surrounding communities.