The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 16.8% of American adults still use tobacco products in some form. Beyond the obvious medical impact too your health, smoking and chewing tobacco can also introduce tar and chemicals that can stain your teeth. Sometimes minor surface stains caused by tobacco use can be removed by periodically brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association.
If you are struggling to deal with moderate to severe dental stains from tobacco use, you should consult Dr. Daniel Adams to see if you are a good candidate for a dental bleaching treatment. This professional whitening method uses potent whitening agents that are far more effective than the consumer grade whitening toothpaste and whitening strips. Dr. Daniel Adams has the professional tools and training to whiten your teeth without placing your teeth or gums at risk.
Dr. Daniel Adams will start the dental bleaching treatment by applying a special protective gel to your gums or by installing a special rubber dam. Then he will pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into special trays that match the general shape of your teeth. You will need to lightly bite down on the trays and a small suction wand for a few minutes. The exact amount of time you need to hold the trays in your mouth will vary depending on the depth of your dental stains.
Once the bleaching treatment has been completed Dr. Daniel Adams might also use a special ultraviolet light to maximize the luster of your teeth. If you are in the Carlsbad, California, area, and you are struggling to deal with dental stains from tobacco use, you should call 760.804.0080 to schedule a dental bleaching at Full Smile Orthodontics.