When it comes to stains appearing on our teeth, there can be many culprits. Your oral hygiene, medications that you use, whether you smoke, and what you choose to eat or drink can all contribute. With the help of a top-quality family dentist, however, removing stains from your teeth is much less complicated than it once was.
If you or someone close to you is interested in learning more about removing stains from their teeth — or about teeth whitening in general — reach out to the Dental Center of Norcross for a consultation. Contact us online or by calling 678.504.6422 today!
Removing Stains with Our Teeth Whitening Service
At the Dental Center of Norcross, teeth whitening service is among our most popular cosmetic dentistry services. We often recommend this method of removing stains from the teeth because it is a quick, effective process that can be conveniently completed in our offices in Norcross, GA, under the supervision of one of our expert dental clinicians.
The process of removing stains is different for each patient. Many will require a single, two-hour visit, while others may require multiple visits that last a shorter amount of time each. Whichever approach you require, our teeth-whitening services are sure to brighten your teeth by up to eight shades. We also make a point of not over-whitening your teeth; we want them to look as natural and healthy as they can.
In addition to removing stains, the team at the Dental Center of Norcross can provide the full spectrum of dental services for you and your family. Among these are:
- General Dentistry, including dental cleanings and root canal therapy
- Restorative Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Family dentistry
- Dental implants
Reach out to the Dental Center of Norcross today at 678.504.6422 to learn more!
Removing Stains Using an At-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit
An alternative to having a dentist remove stains from your teeth is to use an at-home teeth-whitening kit. These kits contain bleach, which can be an effective way of removing stains and restoring a more natural tooth color.
When using at-home kits, there are several options in terms of delivery system. At your local drugstore, you will likely be able to find teeth-whitening kits that use gels, liners, trays, and even LED accelerator lights. The process usually involves applying a solution to your teeth and wearing it every day for 30 to 60 minutes. If you decide to go this route, we strongly advise that you read the instructions carefully.
At-home kits are a popular way of removing stains from your teeth because they are relatively cheap and easy — they tend to cost somewhere between $15 and $50. A word of warning, however: these kits often contain a high concentration of bleaching agents that are more often than not peroxide-based. We strongly suggest that you consult with your dentist before you purchase or use one.
Removing Stains Using Natural Means
If you are concerned about the chemicals that are often present in-home teeth-whitening kits, there are more natural methods available. The active ingredient in baking soda, for instance, helps get rid of stains on the surfaces of teeth and also prevents the spread of bacteria and plaque build-up.
Switching to a toothpaste that contains baking soda is one way that you can reduce tooth discoloration and remove stains, but you can also apply it in your own solution. Simply combine one teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoons of water, and in addition to your regular oral hygiene routine, brush with this mixture twice a day.
Among other non-chemical options for removing stains from teeth are:
- Coconut oil
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Apple cider vinegar
- Activated charcoal
Although the above are all sensible, sustainable alternatives to chemical teeth whitening, we recommend that you consult your dentist before incorporating any of these into your regimen.
Brighten Your Smile at the Dental Center of Norcross
If you would like to achieve a whiter smile but are not sure where to start, reach out to the Dental Center of Norcross. Dr. Kim, Dr. Cha, and their team would be happy to recommend the most effective in-office or at-home methods of removing stains from your teeth. Contact the Dental Center of Norcross today using our convenient online form or by calling 678.504.6422.