Tobacco Use Contributes to Dental Stains

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Stains can gradually build up and discolor your tooth enamel when you consume dark beverages like coffee, tea and cola. At the same time, there are other things that can also cause dental stains.

It’s worth noting that even occasional tobacco use can introduce tar and other chemicals that can promote significant dental stains. Tobacco has the tendency to leave brown stains on your teeth, and nicotine will turn your teeth yellow.Once stains develop it can be very hard to whiten your teeth with retail dental whitening products.

If your teeth have been affected by significant dental stains, you should consider scheduling an appointment at Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA. In many cases, our dentist can administer an in-office whitening treatment. This procedure can safely remove stains in your tooth enamel. The potent whitening agents and professional tools that Dr. Robert H. Watson uses can effectively whiten your teeth without harming your mouth.

The treatment process starts with him protecting your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. Then he will then pour a small amount of concentrated dental bleach into special trays. You will need to bite down firmly on the trays for a few minutes to allow the dental bleach to saturate your teeth. Once the bleaching phase has been completed, the doctor might also use special ultraviolet light to finish the procedure.  

If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and your teeth have been significantly stained by tobacco use, you should call 704-523-7221 to schedule a whitening treatment with Dr. Robert H. Watson.