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While it might appear smooth and solid at first glance, your tooth enamel is actually a porous structure. These pores can sometimes trap tiny dark particles from foods and beverages or from tobacco products. If these minor surface stains are not removed by your daily oral hygiene regimen, they could come to saturate deep into the tooth enamel.

Many people dealing with dental staining issues will turn to Snowy River Dental for a whitening consultation. The depth and severity of the stains in your tooth enamel will directly determine the whitening methods Dr. Danton Bradshaw advocates.

Sometimes minor surface stains can be removed from the tooth enamel by whitening products available in stores. These products often come in the form of a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association.

To resolve more significant dental stains, you will need to have Dr. Danton Bradshaw administer a dental bleaching treatment. With your smile’s natural gleam fully restored, he can then help maintain your white smile.

This could include cutting back on certain dark foods like chocolate and dark berries. Cutting back on dark beverages or choosing to drink them through a straw would also be a sound lifestyle modification.

Occasionally using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips can help remove minor stains from the surfaces of your teeth. Preventing them from penetrating into your tooth enamel will go a long way toward preserving your professionally whitened smile.

If you live in the Bellevue, Idaho, area and you are struggling with a dull, stained smile, you should call 208-788-2006 to schedule a whitening consultation at Snowy River Dental.