If you could look at the surfaces of your teeth under a powerful microscope, you would see a series of tiny pores and textured areas. When you consume dark beverages, use tobacco, or eat dark foods, tiny dark particles can adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they are not removed in a reasonable amount of time these minor dental stains can start to penetrate the pores of your tooth enamel.
Occasionally brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval can help remove minor surface stains, before they have a chance to saturate your tooth enamel. It’s important to understand that whitening toothpastes typically use mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent. This makes them ineffective at resolving significant dental stains.
If your teeth have been affected by more significant dental stains you will need Dr. Kathleen Tantuco to administer a dental bleaching treatment. This will fully remove stains from deep within your tooth enamel without risking harm to your teeth or gums. After your smile has been professionally whitened you can occasionally brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste. This can help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to saturate your tooth enamel.
If you live in the Sandy Springs, Georgia, area and you need help dealing with your stained smile, you should call 404-692-7913 to schedule an appointment at Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates today!