The Woodlands and Houston, TX
If you have dental restorations such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or dental bonding, teeth whitening will not be effective at removing stains. While restorations are often used to address staining and discoloration, even that which occurs underneath the enamel, once a restoration is stained, it will most likely need to be replaced.
If your dental restorations are no longer as white and bright as you’d like them to be, Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young would be happy to assess the discoloration and discuss your teeth whitening options.
The best ways to prevent staining dental work is by avoiding those things which can stain tooth enamel and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. Tobacco should be completely avoided as nicotine stains are fast to occur and near impossible to remove. Things such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine should be consumed only in moderation and followed by proper brushing to help prevent stains from setting.
These steps can help you lengthen the amount of time your dental work retains its color, but may not be enough to complete avoid stains. If your dental work is stained, Dr. Young can help you determine the most effective way to restore luster to your smile.
For more information on teeth whitening in Houston, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Conroe, or surrounding areas of Texas, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Scott Young.