Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry
Exploring Tooth Stains
Your tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances on earth, yet it can still become stained and discolored. Dental professionals recognize two primary types of tooth stains and which teeth whitening product to use:
1) Extrinsic stains. These stains come from external sources. Drinks like coffee, tea, and dark fruit juices, foods like soy sauce, tomato sauce, and balsamic vinegar, and lifestyle habits like smoking cigarettes leave trace stains on your enamel. As you age, these miniscule stains accumulate and cause your teeth to look yellow and dull. Most extrinsic stains can be successfully removed with professional strength teeth whitening systems.
2) Intrinsic stains. These stains originate from within the tooth and can result from improperly performed root canal therapy, excessive exposure to fluoride, accidental injury, and certain medications such as tetracycline. Intrinsic stains are impervious to traditional teeth whitening treatments but respond well to cosmetic dental bonding and veneers.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Dr. Vimal Patel offers take-home teeth whitening, one of the most effective and convenient ways to brighten your smile. Once you’ve expressed an interest in whitening your teeth, Dr. Patel will create a set of custom-fitted whitening trays for you to take home. Included in your whitening kit will be several tubes of professional strength whitening gel. At home, you fill the trays with gel and place them on your teeth. You will wear your trays for a couple of hours every day and, in about 10-14 days, you will notice your smile looking up to 8 shades whiter!
Lifetime Whitening with Prosper Smiles
Dr. Patel and his team love to see our patients enjoy healthy, dazzling smiles. To reward patients who put their dental health first, Dr. Patel offers Lifetime Whitening. Once you have received your take-home whitening kit, you can continue to receive free refills of our maximum strength gel if you continue to schedule and attend your six-month checkups and cleanings. To learn more about this great promotion, we encourage you to contact us and our friendly staff will assist you.