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Tooth enamel is actually microscopically porous at the surface. These minute textures can actively trap tiny dark particles from the foods and beverages you consume. This is even more likely to occur if you use tobacco products with any frequency. If surface stains are not removed on a timely basis, they will inevitably start to penetrate into the tooth enamel.

Once this happens, the whitening products sold on store shelves will not be potent enough to remove the stains from your smile. The only viable method to restore your white smile is to have Dr. Alexander Santos administer a professional dental bleaching treatment.

Before bleaching your teeth, Dr. Alexander Santos will apply a special gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect them. Then, he will pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into a tray that is held in your mouth. Once the bleach has whitened your teeth, a special ultraviolet light might be used to eradicate stains in minute textures of the tooth enamel.

In the future, you might want to cut back on dark foods or try drinking dark beverages through a straw. You might want to also try brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. This can help remove minor surface stains before they set in, maintaining your white smile between dental cleanings.

If you’re struggling with a stained smile in Chino Hills, California, you should call 909-342-7945 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.