Minor dental stains can start to develop on the surfaces of your teeth when you consume dark beverages or use tobacco. When this happens, tiny dark particles become trapped on the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel causing a mild discoloration. If these minor dental stains are not removed in a reasonable amount of time they can start to saturate your tooth enamel. This can cause your teeth to turn an unsightly shade of yellow, gray or brown.
This level of dental staining can often be difficult to address with the retail whitening products available in the oral hygiene aisle. In a case like this a dentist like Dr. Alan Rembos will need to perform an in-office whitening treatment. Once the white luster of your tooth enamel has been restored, brushing your teeth with a quality whitening toothpaste might help remove new surface stains before they have the chance to saturate your teeth.
Most of the brands you will find in the oral hygiene aisle use a mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide as the active whitening agent. Just make sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing a specific whitening toothpaste. The ADAl logo on the package indicates that the toothpaste has been researched and tested.
If you live in the Marco Island, Naples, and Sanibel, Florida area and you have been struggling to deal with dental stains, you should call one of our three convenient locations to set up an appointment at Alan Rembos, DDS.