Dentist in Greensboro, NC
Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS
2710 Henry St. Ste 104
Greensboro, NC 27405-4962

Phone (336) 375-1825

Do You Have Stubborn Stains?
By Michelle H. Mottinger, DDS
May 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Many tooth stains can be bleached with dentist-supervised treatments, but some cases require a different solution. Dr. Michelle teeth whiteningMottinger, a Greensboro, NC dentist, can give you back your smile, even if you’ve discovered that tooth whitening doesn’t work. Find out what can be done if you’re insecure about your smile due to stubborn stains and discoloration on your teeth.

What Causes Stubborn Stains on Teeth?
In some cases, a stain is more than just stubborn—it’s impossible to remove because it has set in at an inner layer of the tooth (intrinsic). Most intrinsic stains are caused by certain medications (like antibiotics), trauma to the tooth (common in athletes) or the general aging process. The tar from cigarette smoke and other tobacco products can also produce stubborn stains.

Solutions for Deeply Stained Teeth
When professional tooth whitening is not an option for a stained smile, there are a few other solutions to consider with your Greensboro dentist:

- A crown to cover the entire tooth, giving it a whiter appearance on all sides.
- Composite bonding when there’s a small stain on the tooth.

Most of these solutions will give you a brighter smile without stains for 10-15 years or longer if you take good care of your teeth and gums.

Keeping Your Teeth White
There are easy steps you can take every day to prevent stubborn stains from developing on your teeth in the future. Here are a few tips:

- Avoid biting into blueberries, blackberries and other colorful fruits or foods—juice them instead for nutrition and rinse your mouth after drinking.
- Brush your teeth often (first thing in the morning, after meals, and at night before bed).

No More Stains
If you want to rejuvenate your smile and get rid of stubborn stains, make time to discuss solutions with Dr. Michelle Mottinger at her Greensboro, NC office. Call 336-375-1825 today to schedule a consultation.