Tobacco has a complex chemical makeup, including nicotine and tar. When it’s introduced to the mouth in the form of smoking or chewing tobacco, it can quickly cause significant dental stains. Even occasional tobacco use can leave you with an unsightly, yellow smile.
While you might be tempted to try using the whitening products sold in stores, you will likely find they are insufficient for removing tobacco stains. Even some of the more potent options could prove harmful to your teeth and soft tissues in your mouth.
With potent whitening agents and professional techniques, Dr. Sarah Frye can administer a dental bleaching treatment at her Lexington, North Carolina office. This represents the safest method for removing stains from tooth enamel.
Dr. Sarah Frye will start by applying a special gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect them from the powerful bleaching agents. Then she will pour a small amount of concentrated bleaching gel into trays that are held in your mouth for a few minutes.
The total duration of the bleaching treatment might vary depending on how deeply stained your teeth are, and your personal whitening goals. Once the bleaching is done, a special ultraviolet light might also be used to whiten minor problem areas.
If you live in the Lexington, North Carolina area and your smile is suffering from significant stains from tobacco use, you should call 336.248.5057 to discuss a dental bleaching treatment with Dr. Sarah Frye.