Tobacco is known to cause any number of oral health issues. Beyond the increased risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer, periodontal disease, and other oral infections, it can also severely stain your teeth. In a short amount of time, tar and tobacco-related chemicals can leave you with an unsightly yellow smile.
In a situation like this, retail-strength whitening products will simply not be strong enough to remove the set-in tobacco stains. Ultimately, you will need Dr. Michael O'Neill to administer a professional dental bleaching treatment. This treatment employs whitening agents that are far more potent than any you can find on store shelves.
Before administering the professional-strength whitening agents, Dr. Michael O'Neill will apply a special protective gel or install a rubber dam to protect your gums from the powerful bleaching agents. A small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent will then be carefully poured into a special tray that matches the general shape of your teeth.
The tray will be inserted into your mouth along with a gentle suction wand. You will then need to bite down lightly to hold everything in place.
The total duration of the bleaching application will vary depending on the severity of your tooth stains as well as your personal whitening goals. Once the bleaching procedure is complete, a special ultraviolet light can be used for additional whitening and to improve your smile’s luster.
If you are struggling with a deeply stained smile and you live in the Toledo, Ohio, area, you should call 419.605.9818 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.