Teeth whitening is the most-requested cosmetic dentistry procedure in the United States. At Smileology in Niceville and Miramar Beach FL, we’re happy to say we offer our patients several great options.
First, there are two types of stains that we see often: extrinsic and intrinsic.
- Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and liquids like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. Smoking really does a number on teeth, too.
- Intrinsic tooth stains arise from the inside out. Tooth injury or tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove totally, but it is possible to lighten them.
At Smileology in Niceville and Miramar Beach FL, teeth whitening can help either way, and it is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures. We serve satisfied patients in Destin and Florala AL. Contact us today!