If you could look at your tooth enamel under a powerful microscope, you would see small textures and pores in the mineral crystals. These contours are likely to be even more significant if you’ve struggled with enamel erosion in the past. When dark foods and beverages are introduced to your mouth, the small particles can get trapped in the microscopic pores, causing stains on your teeth.
Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste twice a day can help brighten minor stains on tooth enamel. This is also a convenient way to maintain your smile’s brightness after a teeth- bleaching treatment. However, it’s important to remember that the hydrogen peroxide concentration of whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.
Wearing whitening strips on your teeth can also be a convenient way to improve minor surface stains. You simply apply them to your teeth as you go about your day. Since they are made of a clear, plastic material, the casual observer won’t even notice you’re wearing them!
You can also try using dental bleaching gel at home to improve moderate staining issues. Still, they will not be strong enough to improve deeply stained teeth or teeth that have been dulled by tobacco use.
Of course, the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth is to have your dentist, Dr. Robin Cropper, administer a teeth-bleaching treatment. These potent whitening agents can remove even the deepest stains from teeth. You can then maintain your white smile with retail whitening products like whitening toothpaste or whitening strips.
If the teeth in your smile suffer from staining issues, you should call Dentistry For Today at 502-839-6828 to explore your whitening options in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.