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Dental stains often start out as a minor discoloration on the surface of your tooth enamel. They are commonly caused by frequently drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks. However, certain foods like chocolate and tomato sauce can also contribute to the gradual buildup of dental stains.

As the microscopic dark particles start to permeate your tooth enamel it can prove exceedingly difficult to remove them with the dental whitening products sold on store shelves. In a situation like this you should consider scheduling a dental bleaching treatment with a dentist like Dr. Michael Gardner.

After your smile has been professionally whitened, you might want to also try cutting back drinking dark beverages or sipping them through a straw. This will help reduce your chances of developing new dental stains.

Occasionally using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips can also be helpful for removing minor surface stains before they have a chance to saturate your tooth enamel. The mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide in these products can help remove minor surface stains to preserve your smile’s white appearance.

Just make sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval before using any whitening toothpaste or strips.

If you live in the Ontario, California, area and you need help restoring your smile’s appearance you should call 909-983-9639 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Euclid Family Dentistry.