Surface stains caused by foods, beverages, and tobacco, along with discoloration resulting from aging can typically be addressed with topical teeth whitening. Dumont cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is pleased to offer in-office whitening solutions such as BriteSmile® which can lighten teeth up to 10 shades in as little as one hour. Take-home kits are also available from our office for equally consistent, albeit less immediate results.
Topical teeth whitening solutions may be able to penetrate deep into teeth and remove some staining underneath the enamel. However, if your staining has been caused by medications such as tetracycline or issues including heavy water fluoridation, topical solutions will not be effective. In fact, topical solutions can accentuate these deeper stains by whitening the areas around the discoloration.
Whitening Deep Stains and Discoloration
When topical solutions prove inadequate, more advanced cosmetic dentistry options are required. Dr. Perlmutter may recommend porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or even dental crowns in these cases to cover deep stains and produce a bright, white, and attractive smile.
No two patients are best served by one single solution. To learn which options can help you reach your goals, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental and schedule an appointment today. Dr. Perlmutter serves all of Bergen County, New Jersey.