Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco can introduce complex chemicals and tar to your mouth. This can have an impact on your medical and oral health as well as the appearance of your teeth.
Even occasional tobacco use can saturate your tooth enamel, leaving you with an unsightly smile tainted with shades of yellow, gray, or brown. This can further be emphasized by the frequent consumption of dark beverages.
While you might be tempted to experiment with the tooth whitening products sold in stores, you will likely find that they are potent enough to fully remove dental stains caused by tobacco use. In a situation like this, you will need Dr. J. Richard Burch and his team to administer a dental bleaching treatment.
The process starts with protecting your gums from direct exposure to the potent whitening agents. This usually calls for applying special gel or installing a special rubber membrane over your periodontal tissues.
A small amount of the concentrated dental bleach will then be poured into special trays that correspond to the general shape of your dentition. You will need to hold them in your mouth along with a small suction device. This will gradually remove stains from the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.
A special ultraviolet light might then be used to maximize the luster of your teeth.
If you live in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and you have been struggling with a tobacco-stained smile, you should call 816-822-0990 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at KC Smile Doc.