The effectiveness of teeth whitening at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX depends in part on the types of stains you have. There are two types of tooth stains:
- Extrinsic stains are the simplest to remove. These are surface stains that have not penetrated through the enamel. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. Tobacco is also a notorious staining agent.
- Intrinsic stains are within a tooth. Injury or tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove entirely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional teeth whitening. They can also be covered with porcelain veneers.
Professional teeth whitening at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX can take years off your appearance. We’ve whitened the smiles of patients throughout Mansfield and Grand Prairie, who come to us for teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Contact us today!