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A Dental Fix for Tooth Discoloration: #3 of 4 Areas of Boise Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the most common problems addressed by Boise cosmetic dentistry, tooth discoloration can be a fast and easy dental fix. There are generally two ways to brighten your smile and get rid of stains and discoloration:

1. Teeth Whitening

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If you are looking to brighten your smile, teeth whitening is the easier and most affordable route to take. In addition to our one-appointment in-office whitening treatment, there are two other types of teeth whitening offered by our Boise dentists:

Crest Extra-Strength Teeth Whitening Strips

These strips offer a higher potency than the store-bought kit you can pick up from the drug store. Very easy to use, the strips only require a limited amount of time on the teeth per day. When applying them, simply try to avoid bringing the gel in contact with your gums as this can irritate them.

At-Home Boise Teeth Whitening Trays

The most common choice for patients interested in teeth whitening, Boise at-home teeth whitening kits include a tray that is custom-made for you, ensuring that the Boise teeth whitening gel is applied evenly. It’s easy to apply, and is also easy to maintain after the initial weeks of use. Simply reapply about once a month to keep teeth at the desired whiteness.

2. Porcelain Veneers

If stains or discoloration are not responding to a Boise teeth whitening treatment, porcelain veneers work extremely well for smile restorations. They are less invasive than a dental crown but can offer the same aesthetically pleasing results. This can be especially effective for unevenly colored teeth or for staining. Porcelain veneers come in every shade imaginable as well, so you can perfectly match your porcelain veneers to the shade of your other whitened teeth.

Interested in a dental fix for your discolored teeth? Our Boise dental office and staff will be happy to offer you more information in addition to a consultation appointment.