Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Washington DC
As a person ages, mineral exposure causes the teeth to gradually darken. Over time, some food, drink, or tobacco products also create unattractive yellowish-brown stains. Less commonly, you may experience discoloration due to some medications or bacterial infections. Over time, the stains grow until they are deep under outermost layer of the tooth.
We have in-office teeth whitening procedures available to eliminate discoloration and give you a brighter, more attractive smile.
Our whitening procedure uses light treatment to remove the deeply rooted stains and restore your teeth to their natural white color. Over-the-counter products, such as whitening toothpastes, remove only surface stains.
Whitening procedures are not a solution for all discoloration (e.g. darkening caused by cavities). Similarly, whitening does not work on all stains. We will discuss your options for with care. Some cases that are not appropriate for whitening procedures can be effectively treated with restorative options.