It’s not a news flash to say that we’d all like to have a beautiful smile, and the whitest teeth possible. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, teeth whitening is one of the procedures we are most often asked about.
The reality, of course, is that the color of teeth can vary greatly from one person to the next. In fact, many people have teeth that are yellowish or gray, or otherwise dull and off-color. That probably accounts for the popularity of whitening toothpastes.
There’s quite a selection of these toothpastes in any grocery store. They contain abrasives that polish the teeth, and help to dissolve stains.
Types of Stains
There are two kinds of stains on teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic.
- Extrensic stains. Extrinsic stains are surface stains. We’re all vulnerable to them, because they’re the type of teeth stains that come from things like coffee, cola, and other beverages. Tobacco is also a major staining agent, whether it’s smoked or chewed.
- Intrinsic stains. These are stains that are within the enamel of the tooth itself. They are often caused by antibiotics such as tetracycline.
What To Do?
Whitening toothpastes can be effective. But they do not have the whitening power of professional teeth whitening, for the simple reason that they are not nearly as potent.
We offer two types: KoR Whitening, and Zoom! Whitening. Both yield results far superior to anything that comes out of a toothpaste tube.
At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, our teeth whitening can whiten your teeth up to eight shades, leaving your with a brilliant white smile. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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