The surface layer of tooth enamel on your teeth is composed of biological mineral structures that have microscopic pores. When you use tobacco or consume dark beverages it can leave minor dental stains on the surfaces of your teeth. If they’re not removed in a reasonable amount of time the stains can start to saturate the pores of your tooth enamel.
Teeth that have been significantly stains can rarely be improved by the whitening products sold in stores. In a situation like this, you might want to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce’s dental office.
This professional whitening treatment is intended fully restore your naturally white tooth enamel without threatening the health of your teeth or gums.
Afterward, you will need to take measure to ensure the white appearance of your teeth. This could include cutting back on certain foods, abstaining from tobacco use, and drinking dark beverages through a straw.
Occasionally using whitening toothpaste, or whitening strips in your oral hygiene regimen might also help. The mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide in these products can help remove minor surface stains before they have the chance to saturate your tooth enamel in the future.
If you live in the Venice, Florida, area and you need help restoring your smile’s appearance you should call 941-497-4997 to set up a consultation at Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry.