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As hard and solid as your teeth appear to be, your tooth enamel is actually riddled with microscopic pores and textures. If you frequently consume dark foods and beverages or use tobacco products, it could cause small, dark particles to adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they’re not removed on a timely basis, the staining particles can slowly infiltrate the microscopic textures of your teeth, resulting in a deep, yellow smile.

To prevent surface stains from penetrating your teeth, you might want to try using retail-grade whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. Just like any oral hygiene product, you should only consider purchasing a whitening product that has been approved by the American Dental Association. The small logo means that the ADA has rigorously tested it for safe oral use.

Using whitening toothpaste is a popular method for brightening minor surface stains. You can brush with it in the evening after you are done eating for the day.

Whitening strips are basically clear, plastic strips that have been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You can conveniently wear them as you go about your day, and the casual observer won’t even notice you have them on your teeth.

If you’re concerned about how to safely maintain your white smile in Sandy Springs, Georgia, you can always call 404-692-7913 to schedule a whitening consultation with Dr. Kathleen Tantuco at Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates.