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Your tooth enamel is actually microscopically porous and textured. This can sometimes trap minute dark particles from the foods and beverages you consume each day. If these minor stains are not removed from the surfaces of your teeth, they can gradually start to penetrate deep into the tooth enamel. This can leave you with a dull, yellow and unappealing smile.

One potential way to prevent this from happening to your teeth is to brush each day with a whitening toothpaste. This can prevent stains from developing and can also help you maintain your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide concentration in whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.

When you’re shopping for whitening toothpaste, you should only consider a brand that has earned American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safe use in an oral hygiene routine.

If your teeth have moderate to severe staining issues, you might want to schedule a whitening consultation at our dental office. In many cases like this, Dr. Arthur Kremer will advocate a dental bleaching treatment. This will safely and effectively whiten your tooth enamel. You can then maintain your bright new smile by occasionally brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste.

If you live in the Herscher, Illinois, area and you are concerned about the best way to maintain your white smile, you should call 815-426-2611 to schedule a whitening consultation at our dental office.