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Understanding Tooth Stains Atlanta, GA
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A bright, gleaming smile is one of the first things people notice. However, over time, various factors can cause our teeth to become stained or discolored. If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wished for a whiter, more radiant smile, you’re not alone. But to combat tooth stains effectively, it’s important to understand their different types and causes.

Types of Tooth Stains

Tooth stains can be categorized broadly into two types: intrinsic and extrinsic.

Extrinsic Stains

These are superficial stains that appear on the outer layer of your teeth or enamel. They are typically caused by:

  • Dark-colored beverages like tea, coffee, red wine, and sodas.
  • Tobacco products, both smoked and chewed.
  • Foods with strong colorants, such as berries and curry.

Intrinsic Stains

These occur within the inner structure of the tooth, called the dentin. They can be a result of:

  • Certain medications or excessive fluoride use during childhood.
  • Trauma to a tooth causing internal bleeding.
  • Aging, which can cause the dentin to naturally yellow over time.

Opalescence® Boost: A Powerful Solution

Regardless of the cause or type of your tooth stain, Dr. Wayne Suway offers a powerful and efficient solution: Opalescence® Boost. Here’s how it can help:

  1. In-office Treatment: This option provides immediate results. The Opalescence® Boost whitening gel is applied directly to the teeth during your appointment, brightening your smile in just about an hour. This treatment is perfect if you have a special event coming up and need a quick smile enhancement.
  2. At-home Treatment: For those who prefer the convenience of whitening their teeth at their own pace, Opalescence® Boost also comes in a take-home kit. Customized trays are made to fit your teeth perfectly. You can then apply the whitening gel and wear the trays as per the recommended duration. This method allows you to achieve professional-grade results from the comfort of your home.

A Word of Advice

Before opting for any teeth whitening treatment, it’s essential to consult with a dental professional. Dr. Wayne Suway and his team can assess the nature and severity of your tooth stains and recommend the most suitable treatment option for you. They can also provide guidance on how to maintain your bright smile post-treatment and prevent future stains.

Get Your Bright Smile in Marietta

Stained or discolored teeth can affect your confidence and smile aesthetics. However, with advanced treatments like Opalescence® Boost offered at Dr. Wayne Suway’s practice in Marietta, you can reclaim a pearly white, radiant smile. Schedule a consultation today to find out how we can help transform your smile.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Wayne G. Suway

1820 The Exchange SE, #600
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: (770) 953-1752

FAX: (770) 953-6470

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