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Retail tooth whitening products like whitening toothpaste and whitening strips typically use mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to break up dental stains. Unfortunately, these products rarely have the potency to do more than minimize the appearance of minor surface stains on tooth enamel. It’s also worth noting that excessive use of these products can potentially harm your teeth and irritate gums and other soft oral tissues. If you have moderate to significant dental stains on your teeth, it’s best to schedule a whitening treatment from our dentist, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi. Once your smile has been safely whitened, there are some things you can do to maintain your new look.

Keeping your teeth white may require cutting back on foods that are known to contribute to dental stains such as berries or curry. When drinking certain beverages like coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks, you might want to consider using a straw. This will help prevent direct exposure to the enamel of your teeth. Even occasional tobacco use can cause dental stains to develop on your teeth. If you use tobacco products, now would be a great time to quit.

If you live in the Bolingbrook, Naperville, Riverside, Joliet, Illinois, area and you have been struggling with stained teeth, you should call 630-972-4010 to schedule an appointment at Shining Smiles LLC.