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Dental stains can develop on the surfaces of your teeth when you drink dark beverages or occasionally use tobacco products. At the same time, certain foods like chocolate, dark berries, and tomato sauce can also cause minor dental stains. If they are not removed by your daily oral hygiene routine, these surface stains can gradually start to saturate your tooth enamel. As this continues to happen shades of yellow, brown, and gray can start to alter your smile’s appearance.

In a situation like this, you might need to contact Center For Dental Rehabilitation’s dental office to schedule a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques at Dr. Maureen Toal’s disposal represent the safest way to remove dental stains. Once your smile has been professionally whitened Dr. Maureen Toal can help you understand the necessary measures needed to maintain your white smile.

Simple lifestyle changes like abstaining from tobacco and cutting back on certain foods will certainly be beneficial. Drinking dark beverages through a straw can also help prevent dental stains from redeveloping on the teeth in your smile. Occasionally brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste and whitening strips convenient. Just keep in mind the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in these products will only be strong enough to remove minor surface stains.

If you do choose to use a retail whitening product to maintain your new smile you want to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the label. This small logo indicates that the product has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness in an oral hygiene routine.

If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and you have significant dental stains on the teeth in your smile, give our dental office a call at 602.485.0505 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Center For Dental Rehabilitation.