richardson valentines day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, have you planned anything special for your significant other? If you want to look your best before your big Valentine’s Day date, now is a great time to tackle your teeth stains. In today’s blog, your Richardson, TX, dentist talks about our teeth whitening treatments, and other cosmetic solutions we have for stained teeth.

What Causes Teeth Stains?

Our teeth could become stained as a result of our foods and drinks. Foods and snacks high in sugar and starch promote plaque buildup, which makes stains more visible. Drinks with dark pigments, such as red wine, soda, tea, and coffee, could make dissolution more visible too. Lack of proper brushing and flossing to control plaque and remove stray food and drink particles could be a factor, as could a lack of dental cleanings every few months. While you can turn to store bought options, these offer less-than-dramatic results, and the results they do provide don’t last very long. We recommend a professional route to enjoy your brightest smile!

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening offers smiles up to eight shades brighter, with results that could last for months to come. You can remove discoloration and enjoy a significantly brighter smile. For results in one visit, often in as little as an hour, you could try our in-office procedure, which breaks up stains using a combination of a bleaching gel and a special light. We also have an at-home whitening selection that can tackle more severe stains using custom plastic trays and a bleaching gel, with results possible in as little as a week. We can help you decide which one is right for you! We also have prepared trays available for purchase that you can take home.

Dental Bonding

What if you have teeth stains that form beneath the surfaces of your teeth? Known as intrinsic stains, they could be more difficult to remove, often brought on by injury, fluorosis, or exposure to certain medications. Thankfully, we can remove these in one visit. Actually, we will be masking them with dental bonding, a composite resin we use in our fillings. This can be used to mask stains and correct concerns with the shape or the teeth, and even repair damage, all in a single visit.

Porcelain Veneers

We also have thin and custom porcelain veneers, which cover the teeth and instantly correct issues with the color and shade. For some, these alone could provide a smile makeover in just two visits.

Your Richardson, TX, Dentist Is Ready to Brighten Your Teeth    

Our team wants to help you enjoy a brighter smile in time for your special day. For more information on cosmetic dentistry, then please schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).