Common Causes of Stained Teeth
Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons, including:
- Tobacco products
- Dark beverages such as tea, coffee, or red wine
- Poor oral hygiene
- Medications, such as antihistamines and the antibiotic tetracycline
- Exposure to excessive amounts of fluoride
Over-the-counter teeth whitening methods can remove minor surface stains, but many patients are disappointed in their results. Because the concentration of peroxide in these products is so low, store-bought whiteners can only lighten your teeth by one to four shades. Often, even this small amount of whitening takes months to achieve. Your Kansas City dentist Dr. Meilink offers a faster, more effective way to whiten your teeth, and the results you obtain will amaze you.
At-Home Professional Teeth Whitening in Kansas City
Dr. Meilink offers professional-grade teeth whitening that you can perform at home. He will first create custom mouth trays that fit your teeth perfectly. You will pour the peroxide bleaching gel into the trays and place them over your teeth. Depending on the product you select, you will either whiten your teeth for a certain time period during the day or wear your bleaching trays while you sleep at night. In just ten to fourteen days, your teeth will be up to ten shades whiter. By avoiding substances that stain your teeth and using touch-up treatments as necessary, you can maintain your brilliant white smile for a year or more before requiring retreatment.
Schedule a Teeth Whitening Consultation
If you want a brighter smile, then ask Dr. Meilink which teeth whitening option is right for you. To schedule a consultation, call Dental Smilemakers at 816-436-8949. Located in Kansas City, MO, we serve the residents of Gladstone, Smithville, Tiffany Springs, Parkville, Liberty, and all surrounding Northland communities. We also service the North Kansas City, Parkhill, Smithville, Platte City, and Liberty school districts.