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Consuming dark beverages and certain dark foods can introduce tiny dark particles to your mouth. This can cause microscopic stains to adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they’re not removed in a timely manner, they can gradually cause more visible dental stains to appear on the teeth in your smile.

One convenient way to remove surface stains and maintain your white smile between dental cleanings is to brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste. Most brands you a special formulation of hydrogen peroxide as the active whitening agent. The mild concentration can remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to saturate your tooth enamel.

It’s important to note that not all whitening toothpaste is safe for your teeth and gums. When shopping for a whitening toothpaste you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The small logo printed on the package indicates that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

If your teeth are suffering from more significant dental stains, you will need Dr. Scheurer McDevitt to administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once the dental stains have been cleared away you can maintain your smile’s appearance by occasionally brushing with whitening toothpaste.

If you live in the Worthington, Ohio area and you are struggling to deal with dental staining issues, you should call 614-888-8070 to schedule a whitening consultation at A Winning Smile Orthodontics.