The effectiveness of teeth whitening at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro 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.
Professional teeth whitening at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro can take years off your appearance. We’ve whitened the smiles of patients throughout Henderson, Tell City IN, and Hartford, who also come to us for restorative dentistry and much more. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!