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Stains on tooth enamel often result from surface stains penetrating into the tooth. Cutting back on dark foods and beverages as well as abstaining from tobacco use will significantly reduce your chances of stain particles being introduced to your teeth.

At the same time, brushing your teeth with a high-quality whitening toothpaste can remove surface stains before they have a chance to penetrate your tooth enamel. This can also be a convenient way of maintaining your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide concentration in whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.

It’s important to always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any whitening toothpaste. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched for effectiveness and tested for safe oral hygiene use.

For a smile suffering from more significant staining problems, Dr. Glenn D. Balkins, Mark P. Swensen and Dr. Haslam will often recommend a dental bleaching treatment. This is the most effective method for fully eradicating stains from your teeth. You can then use whitening toothpaste to remove future surface stains before they have a chance to set in.

If you live in the Corvallis, Oregon, area and your smile is suffering with stains, you should call 541-754-4017 to explore your dental whitening options at North Point Dental Group, LLC.