If you chew Skoal or another brand of chewing tobacco, you may be wondering whether it will stain your teeth yellow or black. The truth is that chewing tobacco does stain teeth. Here’s why:
Just like your skin, your teeth have pores. The nicotine and tar that is found in chewing tobacco easily absorbs into the pores of your teeth and cause discoloration. If you chew tobacco, the brown color can extremely stain your teeth when it is mixed with saliva.
Tobacco stains on teeth are often tough to remove, especially if you’ve been chewing tobacco for years. Your stains may have settled deep into your enamel and penetrated to your outer layer of dentin.
Fortunately, however, tobacco stains are not permanent and can be removed at Wainright & Wassel DDS when you take advantage of our professional teeth whitening service. Our teeth whitening service can give you the whiter, brighter smile you’ve been longing for.
Professional teeth whitening is a completely safe and simple procedure. If we determine you are a good candidate for this service, we’ll provide you with a custom-made whitening tray that features a mild whitening agent. Once you wear the tray for 30 minutes up to 2 hours per day for two to four weeks, you’ll enjoy incredible results.
In order to maintain your new white smile, you’ll need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit our office every six months or so for regular cleanings and checkups. You can also perform touch-up whitening at home.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Appointment Today
If you’re a tobacco chewer who is ready to improve your smile, you owe it to yourself to contact Wainright & Wassel DDS today at 919-847-1322 to schedule your professional teeth whitening appointment. Our experienced Raleigh dental staff can assist you with the proper color for your teeth.