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Your tooth enamel has microscopic textures and pores. When you consume dark foods and beverages, tiny particles can get trapped on the surfaces of the teeth in your smile. If they are not removed in a timely manner, these surface stains can gradually start to penetrate within the enamel, dulling your smile. These deep stains often cannot be completely removed by retail-grade whitening products.

Before starting any new whitening program or product, you should always consult with your dentist, Dr. Ronald A. Williams. Your dentist has the extensive training and experience needed to help you safely and effectively whiten your teeth. In most cases, the depth of the stains in your smile will directly determine the safest and most effective whitening method.

Incorporating a whitening toothpaste in your oral hygiene routine is a convenient way to maintain your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide concentration of whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.

Whitening strips can be applied to the teeth in your smile as a convenient way to improve minor surface stains. You simply apply them to your teeth as you go about your day. Since they are made of a clear, plastic material, the casual observer won’t even notice you’re wearing them!

Dental bleaching gel can be used at home to whiten moderately stained teeth. However, it will not be strong enough to improve deeply stained teeth or teeth that have been dulled by tobacco use.

Here at The Art of Dentistry, your dentist can perform a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to whiten even the deepest stains on teeth.

If you have a stained smile in Davison, Michigan, you should call 810.653.3503 to schedule an appointment at The Art of Dentistry.