Despite numerous warnings about the negative effects of tobacco use on your medical and oral health, millions of Americans continue to smoke and use chewing tobacco each year. At the same time, the tar and other chemicals introduced into the mouth can also cause significant dental stains to develop in a short amount of time.
If they are not removed in a reasonable amount of time even modest tobacco stains can leave you with a dull, yellow, and unappealing smile.
At first glance, the whitening products sold in stores might be tempting. However, they will likely prove insufficient for removing tobacco stains that have saturated into your tooth enamel. Some of the stronger options could potentially harm your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
In a situation like this, you will need Dr. Barry LeJeune to perform a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents at his disposal, are strong enough to remove tobacco based dental stains from deep within your tooth enamel. The professional tools and techniques he uses can also protect your teeth and gums from harm.
Once your smile has been fully whitened you might want to embrace a tobacco cessation program. This will help reduce your chances of suffering future dental stains, while also helping to reduce your chances of suffering undue oral and medical health problems.
If you are in the Hampton, Virginia area, and you have dental stains from tobacco use, you should call (757) 827-9114 to set up a whitening consultation at the dental offices of LeJeune Family Dentistry.