Teeth Whitening For Tetracycline Staining

Teeth whitening for tetracycline stains with traditional Carbamide Peroxide solutions is a very difficult problem. There are three category of tetracycline staining, now let us discussion the methods for each category :

Degree Staining 1 : Light Yellow, Brown or Grey stain that is uniform throughout the tooth with no evident banding.
Degree Staining 2 : Dark Yellow, Brown or Grey with color bands.
Degree Staining 3 : Dark Grey or Blue Grey stain is characterized by marked banding in the teeth.

For Degree Tetracycline 1 & 2

Teeth Bleaching For Tetracycline Staining

You can try to require months of teeth whitening trays at home. Or try to the professional power bleaching in-office, but it will require too many visits and will quickly become very expensive, however it's faster than at home.

Result :

After whole treatment, your teeth will have 2-4 shades brighter whites and still have bands only in a lighter coloration.

Attention :

It can cause uneven whitening, horizontal tetracycline lines to become more prominent and even blotchiness.

For Degree Tetracycline 3

For 3 degree tetracycline staining, you do not need to try any methods of teeth bleaching except Porcelain Veneers or Crowns. Porcelain veneers can fix tetracycline stains in as little as two visits.

Opinion : Whether laser bleaching in-office or whitening at home really doesn't work very well for tetracycline stains. However Porcelain Veneers are the treatment of choice.

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