Surface stains can gradually start to appear on the faces of your teeth. Common culprits include dark beverages like your morning coffee or afternoon tea, as well as dark soft drinks. Certain foods like chocolate and dark berries can also contribute to dental staining issues.
If these minor surface stains are not removed from your teeth in a reasonable amount of time, these they can start to permeate deeper into the tooth enamel.
Sometimes brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste can help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to worsen. Most of the brands sold in stores contain mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as the active whitening agent.
You need to make the effort to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before selecting a brand of whitening toothpaste. This small logo on the package indicates that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safe oral use.
If your dental stains have advanced to saturate your tooth enamel, whitening toothpaste will likely prove ineffective for the task for brightening your smile. In a case like this, Dr. Wong will usually need to administer a dental bleaching treatment.
Once your teeth have been fully whitened, you can use an ADA approved whitening toothpaste to remove future dental stains before they can worsen. If you live in the Roseville, CA, area and you’re concerned about maintaining your white smile, you should call 916.784.1700 to set up a consultation at Johnson Ranch Dental today!