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Dental stains can be caused by a variety of different sources. Most commonly, they are the result of dark particles in foods and beverages becoming trapped on the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel. If they’re not removed in a reasonable amount of time, these minor surface stains can start to saturate your tooth enamel. Tooth stains are also a big problem for tobacco users.

To restore the whiteness of a smile this seriously affected, Dr. Gregory J. Brandau will need to administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once all traces of stains have been removed from your teeth, Dr. Gregory J. Brandau can help you understand the best way to maintain your smile’s white gleam.

This might include cutting back on certain foods, abstaining from tobacco use or drinking dark beverages through a straw. Your dentist might also recommend other methods for removing minor surface stains before they have a chance to saturate your tooth enamel again.

Brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste can be a convenient way of removing surface stains. Just keep in mind that the concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste simply isn’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

Be sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using any brand of whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. The seal represents that the product has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

If you live in the Sarasota, Florida, area and you are struggling with a deeply stained smile, you should call 941-926-9888 to explore your whitening options at Sterling Dental.