When you begin using tobacco products, you can put yourself at greater risk for many health problems. This habit can affect your oral health in particular by making you more susceptible to gum disease, and by increasing your risk for developing oral cancer. While quitting can help you protect your smile, a history of smoking, or using smokeless tobacco, can leave you with teeth that look noticeably dull or discolored. Stains that affect your enamel can be difficult to fully treat with an over the counter whitening product. Fortunately, your Prairie Village, KS dentist can help you. Our practice can provide a custom whitening kit that offers stronger bleaching agents to remove tough stains. At the end of the procedure, you can be excited to see how your smile has become noticeably brighter!
Tobacco Products Can Cause Unflattering Enamel Discoloration
Products that contain tobacco can leave particles behind on your enamel; as those particles build up over time, they can cause unflattering stains that are hard to remove. Because of this, people who smoke (or used to smoke) can feel self-conscious by the effect their habit has had on the way they look. Discolored teeth can be less attractive, and they can appear to be in worse condition. In order to successfully address the matter, you may find that you need something more effective than a whitening toothpaste, or a whitening kit you picked up at a local grocery store or pharmacy.
Picking Up Your Personalized Whitening Kit
Your dentist can provide a personalized whitening kit that contains whitening agents, and a tray to apply the materials evenly. Customized whitening trays help make the process of restoring your teeth easier than you might suspect, as you can be confident that the agents are being applied evenly. After ten to fourteen days of daily treatments, you can be delighted to see how your appearance is improved!
Quitting Tobacco Use Can Offer Many Smile Benefits
Tobacco products can affect more than just the way your smile looks, meaning your habit may lead to more than just cosmetic dentistry. Using tobacco can make it harder for you to prevent gum disease, so your dentist may have to perform ultrasonic scalings to fight gingivitis. You also have a greater risk for oral cancer if you use these products. If you use tobacco or used it in the past, you should know that our practice does perform oral cancer screenings during dental visits.
Discuss Professional Teeth Whitening With Dr. Browne!
At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, patients who are bothered by the effect tobacco has had on their teeth can come in to discuss expert whitening treatment! To learn about the benefits of this cosmetic procedure, or to look into another matter that concerns your smile, you can make an appointment with Dr. Browne today by calling 913-901-8585.