The effectiveness of teeth whitening at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township depends in part on the types of stains you have.
There are two types of tooth stains:
- Extrinsic stains are the simplest to remove. These are surface stains that have not penetrated through the enamel. Extrinsic stains are caused by dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. Tobacco is also a notorious staining agent.
- Intrinsic stains are within a tooth. Injury or tetracycline are the usual culprits. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove entirely, but it is possible to lighten them with professional teeth whitening. They can also be covered with porcelain veneers.
Professional teeth whitening at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township can take years off your appearance. We’ve whitened the smiles of patients throughout Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside, who come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!