There are several different things that can cause dental stains on the teeth in your smile. This commonly comes from drinking dark beverages on a daily basis or even the aging process. Using tobacco products on even an occasional basis can also be a significant cause of stains on tooth enamel.
Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste or wearing whitening strips on the teeth in your smile might seem like a popular and convenient way to brighten minor surface stains. Unfortunately, the mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide used as the primary whitening agent simply isn’t strong enough to affect more significant dental stains.
Retail-level dental bleaching gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. However, applying them yourself can potentially cause harm to your teeth and gums.
For teeth suffering from more significant stains that have set deep into the tooth enamel, you will need a dental bleaching treatment at Land Park Dental. The professional techniques and potent whitening agents we use are the safest, most effective way to whiten your smile.
Once your white smile is fully restored, you might then want to change some of your food and beverage choices. This could include drinking dark beverages through a straw. Using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips might also help remove future surface stains before they have a chance to adhere to your smile.
If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you’ve struggled with a dull, yellow smile, you should call 916-421-2200 to schedule a whitening consultation with Dr. Narinder Mahal.