At Bill Dorfman DDS in Century City we’ve whitened countless smiles, and experience has taught us that the effectiveness of whitening depends partly on the types of stains.
There are two types of teeth stains:
- Extrinsic stains are the least complicated to remove. They are surface stains caused by dark-colored foods and liquids, like blueberries, carrots, coffee, red wine, and cola. Tobacco is no better for your smile than it is for your lungs. Teeth gradually grow dull with time, too.
- Intrinsic stains are from the inside out. Tooth injury or tetracycline are common causes. Intrinsic stains are more difficult to remove entirely, but it is possible to lighten them.
If your teeth are discolored, you can do something about it with teeth whitening at Bill Dorfman DDS in Century City. We’ve whitened the smiles of people throughout Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles, who also come to us for complete general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!