When stains set into your smile, it can leave you feeling socially awkward. Unfortunately, the whitening agents in whitening toothpaste and whitening strips are rarely potent enough to remove deep stains from tooth enamel. In a situation like this, a professional whitening treatment administered by your dentist, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS, can safely and effectively whiten your smile.
The dental bleach Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS uses is very potent. At the start of the dental bleaching treatment, he will take measure to protect your gums by installing a soft rubber dam or protective gel over your gums.
Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS will then pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching gel into a tray that is inserted into your mouth. It will need to be held in place for a few minutes. The total duration of the treatment will vary depending on the severity of your tooth stains.
Once this stage is completed, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS might use a special ultraviolet light to brighten any troubled spots and improve the luster of your smile.
Afterward, you might want to consider cutting back on dark foods and beverages to prevent future stains. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association could also be beneficial.
If the teeth in your smile have been dulled and darkened by stains, you should call [practice_name] at [phone] to explore your whitening options in Ramona, CA.