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Every time you drink a dark beverage, eat dark food, or use tobacco, minute dark particles are released in your mouth. When they adhere to the surfaces of your teeth it can leave you with minor dental stains on your smile. If they’re not removed in a timely manner these tiny dark particles can start to saturate deep into the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel.

One convenient way to prevent significant surface stains from appearing on your smile is to occasionally brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. This can remove minor surface stains while also maintaining your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide in whitening toothpaste will not be potent enough to improve more significant dental stains.

When shopping for whitening toothpaste you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This small insignia on the packaging indicates that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safe use in an oral hygiene regimen.

If your teeth have moderate to severe staining issues, you might want to schedule a whitening consultation with Dr. Sterling Whitworth. In many of these instances, he can remove significant dental stains with a professional bleaching treatment. This will safely and effectively whiten your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Covington, Georgia area and you are concerned about the best method for whitening your smile, you should call 770-450-6551 to schedule a whitening consultation at Covington Dental Partners.