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Dental stains from dark beverages and foods often start out minor. As they start to build up on the surfaces of your teeth, they can start to gradually saturate deeper into the tooth enamel. This level of dental staining often cannot be fully cleared by the whitening products sold in stores.

In a case of significant dental stains, you will likely need Dr. Bruce W. Smith to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tools and techniques at his disposal can safely remove dental stains that have set deep into your tooth enamel.

Afterwards, Dr. Bruce W. Smith might recommend taking measures to prevent future surface stains from building up on your teeth. This could include making minor lifestyle changes to limit your consumption of dark foods as well as drinking dark beverages through a straw.

Whitening strips can also be a convenient way to maintain a professionally whitened smile. Most come in the form of a clear sheet of plastic that has been treated with a topical form of hydrogen peroxide. While they are in your mouth, you will also need to avoid drinking, eating, and using tobacco.

Before using any brand of whitening strips, you need to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the packaging. This small logo represents that has met the ADA’s rigorous standards.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are struggling to deal with stains on your teeth, you should call 713-529-4364 to set up a consultation at Bruce W. Smith, DDS.