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Dental stains can develop on your teeth when residue from dark beverages and tobacco use accumulate on the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel. If they’re not removed in a relatively short amount of time minor dental stains can start to saturate your teeth, leaving you with an embarrassingly yellow or gray smile.

In most of these situations, you will likely find retail tooth whitening products to be ineffective. Rather than risk harming your teeth, you should turn to an experienced dentist like Dr. Thi Hoang or Dr. Thanh Pham to receive a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective method for removing dental stains that have saturated tooth enamel.

Going forward you should take some proactive measures to maintain your professionally whitened smile. These could include drinking dark beverages through a straw as well as abstaining from tobacco use.

Occasionally brushing your teeth with a quality whitening toothpaste might also help remove minor dental stains that might develop in between your regular dental exam and cleaning at Las Positas Family Dental. Just make sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the package before purchasing a brand of whitening toothpaste. This logo indicates that it has been researched and tested for safe and effective use as part of a daily oral hygiene routine.

If you live in the Livermore, California, area and you have teeth with significant dental stains, you should call 925.449.7900 to a dental bleaching treatment with our experienced team.