What Types of Stains on the Teeth Have the Best Prognosis for Removal?
November 15, 2019

Brightening the smile is easier than ever today with access to professional teeth whitening solutions in Brooklyn, NY. At Ralph Avenue Dental Care, patients can undergo the Zoom Whitening System in-office power bleaching treatment. This treatment offers same-day brightening up to eight shades and takes only about one hour to complete. Patients can also take home special maintenance trays that are customized for each individual to keep their teeth looking great for many months to come.

What causes staining?

The vast majority of patients who have staining on their teeth are often dealing with extrinsic stains. Extrinsic stains are stains that impact the surface of the tooth enamel. They are often caused by food, plaque, and tobacco products. These types of stains are relatively simple to address because they are easy to lift out using traditional bleaching methods. However, some patients may have intrinsic stains. These are stains that are deep within the enamel and can be more difficult to remove. They may include stains caused by medications. Many patients are excited to hear that these stains can be addressed using the Zoom Whitening System, and are excited to make dramatic changes to the appearance of their smiles! In most situations, extrinsic stains are easier to remove than intrinsic stains.

How can I maintain my whitening results?

After patients have had their in-office power bleaching performed by the team at Ralph Avenue Dental Care, they need to protect the teeth from stains reappearing. We send patients home after their in-office treatment with maintenance trays and gels to use for touch-ups. We also encourage patients to avoid the foods, beverages, and habits that caused their staining in the first place. Patients should be careful how often they are enjoying red wines, coffees, and teas that are impacting their smiles. They are also encouraged to brush and floss after every meal to remove residues that can discolored natural tooth enamel.

Consider professional teeth whitening today!

Patients in the area of Brooklyn, NY who are in need of professional whitening solutions are encouraged to contact the dental providers of Ralph Avenue Dental Care. Our team offers brightening options for patients with all types of stain concerns. Call (718) 531-0300 to book an appointment, and visit our staff at our practice, conveniently located at 2348 Ralph Avenue.