When you chew tobacco, it introduces trace amount of tar and other chemicals to your mouth. These substances can easily adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they’re not removed, each day these minor tobacco stains can significantly stain your smile.
Tobacco cessation is certainly the wisest course of action for preserving your oral health and preventing new dental stains. If you’re still struggling to quit you might be able to reduce the impact of tobacco stains on your teeth by brushing each day with a whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association.
Just be sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The ADA logo printed on the package indicates that that the whitening toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness. The minor concentration of hydrogen peroxide can help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to penetrate your teeth.
If your smile suffers from more significant tobacco stains, you might want to have Dr. Alexander Santos administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once your teeth have been fully whitened you can help prevent future tobacco stains by brushing with whitening toothpaste.
If you are suffering with a tobacco stained smile, and you live in the Chino Hills, California area, you should call 909-342-7945 to schedule an appointment at Chino Hills Family Dentistry to get a better smile today.