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The surfaces of your teeth include microscopic pores and textured areas. When you consume dark beverages, use tobacco, or eat dark foods, tiny dark particles can start to accumulate on the surfaces of your teeth.

If they are not removed in a reasonable amount of time these minor dental stains can start to penetrate the pores of your tooth enamel. Occasionally brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval can help remove minor surface stains, to prevent them from saturating your teeth.

At the same time, you should also note that most whitening toothpastes use mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent. This makes them ineffective for removing more significant dental stains.

To fully restore a smile suffering from significant dental stains, you will need Dr. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski to administer a dental bleaching treatment. This will fully remove stains from deep within your tooth enamel without risking harm to your teeth or gums.

After your smile has been professionally whitened you can occasionally brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste. This can help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to saturate your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Oak Lawn, Illinois, area and you need help dealing with your stained smile, you should call 708.422.1900 to schedule an appointment at Oak Dental Associates.