First, a little info: there are two types of stains that we see often, extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic tooth stains are the easiest to remove. These surface stains have not yet penetrated through the enamel into the dentin. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and liquids like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. Smoking really does a number on teeth, too.
Intrinsic tooth stains arise from the inside out. Tooth injury or tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove totally, but it is possible to lighten them.
We offer KöR® whitening, which is done in our office, and delivers spectacular results. Over-the-counter products just don’t compare to the strength of professional bleaching.
At Victor H. Burdick Jr. DDS in Littleton CO, teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures. People from Ken Caryl, Englewood, and Centennial also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!