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Even occasional tobacco use can introduce a significant amount of tar and other chemicals to your mouth. This can affect your oral health, lead to medical complications and increase your chances of suffering from significant dental stains.

While they might seem tempting, the tooth whitening products sold in stores often prove ineffective for removing tobacco stains from tooth enamel. At the same time excessive use of these items could potentially irritate or harm your teeth, gums, or other soft oral tissues.

If you have significant dental stains on your teeth you should consider scheduling a dental bleaching treatment with Dr. Maureen Toal.

This treatment process starts with protecting your gums from the potent dental bleaching agents. Once this is done she will pour a small amount of concentrated dental grade bleach into special trays.

They will be inserted in your mouth along with a small suction wand. You will need to lightly bite down to hold them there for a few minutes while the whitening agent removes the stains from the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.

In the future you should consider consulting with your primary physician to find the tobacco cessation program that is right for you.

If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and you are struggling to deal with tobacco stained teeth, we invite you to call 602.485.0505 to set up a dental bleaching treatment at Center For Dental Rehabilitation.