Topical stains such as those caused by foods and beverages or tobacco use are often easily addressed through professional tooth whitening. St. Joseph cosmetic dentist Dr. Sven Erickson offers advanced in-office and take home solutions that are very effective at removing surface stains and improving teeth up to ten shades in a single treatment.
Topical tooth whitening options are perfect for topical stains – but what about those that lie underneath the enamel?
Stains caused by medications or excessive fluoridation are generally not able to be whitened through topical bleaching treatments. This does not mean that ribbons caused by fluorosis or staining from medications such as tetracycline are simply something you’re stuck with. It does mean that a more advanced cosmetic solution will probably be required.
Dr. Erickson offers a range of cosmetic dentistry solutions for addressing deep and severe staining. Porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and other treatments that can placed over your natural tooth enamel often prove ideal for the elimination of deeper and darker stains. Which option is right for your smile can best be determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Erickson.
To schedule a teeth whitening consultation with our experienced St. Joseph cosmetic dentist, please contact Modern Dentistry Associates today. Dr. Erickson serves all of Southwest Michigan from our convenient St. Joseph location.