Bleaching or Whitening
There are two main types of tooth stain: extrinsic stain and intrinsic stain. Extrinsic stain, which is caused by smoking, aging, drinking soda, coffee, tea, and red wine, can be effectively removed with bleaching and whitening trays. An impression of your teeth will be taken for a custom-fitted whitening tray and you will be provided with a supply of whitening gel to take home. This is a less invasive alternative to in-office whitening which is recommended. However, not all stain, for example, intrinsic stain, is as easy or possible to remove. Consult Dr. Lemoine to see if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.