The tar and various chemicals introduced to the mouth by tobacco use can be a very potent source of dental stains. In many of these cases established tobacco stains saturate tooth enamel so deeply that retail strength whitening products simply lack the potency to remove them. Excessive use of these items could prove to be harmful to your teeth and gums.
If your teeth have been significantly affected by tobacco-related dental stains, the safest and most effective method for whitening your smile is to have Dr. Jim Heck administer a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents and professional tools used can safely remove significant dental stains from tooth enamel.
Dr. Jim Heck will start the whitening process by applying a special gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect your periodontal tissues from the powerful bleaching agents. Then he will pour a small amount of concentrated dental bleach into special trays.
You will need to bite down on the trays and a light suction wand for a few minutes. Once the bleaching phase has been completed Dr. Jim Heck might also use special ultraviolet light to address any trouble spots.
If you live in the Greenwood, Indiana, area and you are struggling to deal with tobacco stains on your teeth, you should call 317-881-4726 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at White River Dental.