The microscopic textures of your tooth enamel can trap small staining particles from dark foods, beverages and tobacco. If these surface stains are not removed on a daily basis, they will inevitably start to penetrate deeper and deeper into your tooth enamel. If your smile suffers from moderate to deep stains, the whitening products sold on store shelves will not be potent enough to fully whiten your smile.
In a situation like this, Dr. Christopher Pavletic might recommend a professional dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents, professional tools and techniques that he uses are the most effective way to remove stains from the tooth enamel.
After the dental bleaching treatment, you will need to take measures to prevent future stains from developing. Obviously, tobacco cessation and cutting back on dark foods and beverages will help significantly. Some people also like to brush their teeth with a whitening toothpaste to remove surface stains on a daily basis.
Before purchasing any brand of whitening toothpaste, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.
If you have been struggling with a stained smile in Orland Park, Illinois, you should call 708-448-2588 to schedule a whitening consultation at Trine Dental Group.