Extrinsic tooth stains are caused by certain lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking coffee, wine, and/or cola. They can also be caused by lack of oral hygiene. Extrinsic stains develop on the outside of tooth enamel, which makes them easier to remove than intrinsic stains. If you are lacking self-esteem because of the shade of your smile, visit Dr. Fredrick Shaw, DDS to discuss your whitening options.
Extrinsic stains occur on the outside of tooth enamel and may appear yellow or dark brown. These types of stains are usually the result of consuming foods and beverages that contain pigments, such as coffee, tea, or wine. Extrinsic stains are typically easy to remove after a few whitening sessions. Depending on your preference, whitening can be done in the office or in the comfort of your own home.
If you have questions or concerns regarding extrinsic stains or teeth whitening, please give us a call. To learn about other services we provide at our practice, visit www.fredrickshawdds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fredrick Shaw in Austin, TX, call 512-451-7491.