Your tooth enamel has microscopic textures on the surface. Over time, these areas can start to trap miniscule particles from the dark foods and beverages you consume. This process of staining will be even more significant if you use tobacco products on a regular basis.
As time goes by, these minor surface stains will continue to penetrate deeper into the tooth enamel layer. Once this happens, the retail-strength whitening products sold on store shelves simply won’t be strong enough to remove the stains from your teeth.
For a smile this significantly afflicted, Dr. Scott R. Adishian will need to perform a dental bleaching treatment at his Pasadena, California, clinic. The professional techniques and whitening agents he employs can safely remove stains from deep within tooth enamel.
Once this is done, you will need to take steps to prevent new stains from setting in. One convenient way of doing this is to brush your teeth each evening with a whitening toothpaste.
The consumer-strength concentration of hydrogen peroxide most brands use can remove surface stains before they have the chance to penetrate the tooth enamel. This is more of a preventative measure than an effective means to reverse moderate or deeply stained tooth enamel. For stains of this depth, you will likely need another professional bleaching treatment.
Before purchasing a particular brand of whitening toothpaste, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This means that the whitening toothpaste in question has been reviewed, tested, and researched to meet rigorous guidelines for use in a daily oral hygiene routine.
If you live in the Pasadena, California, area and you are suffering with a deeply stained smile, you should call 626-796-3700 to set up a consultation at Scott R. Adishian, DDS, Inc..