The outer surfaces of your teeth are composed of durable tooth enamel. This biological substance gives your teeth the necessary hardness thanks to a dense matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. However, if you were to look at your teeth under a powerful microscope, you would likely see tiny pores and textures.
When you consume dark beverages and foods, or occasionally use tobacco microscopic particles can adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If they are not removed in a reasonable amount of time these minor surface stains can worsen.
Whitening toothpastes available in stores contain mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as the active whitening agent. This can help remove minor stains from the surfaces of your teeth before they can develop into more significant dental stains.
Just be sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before selecting a brand of whitening toothpaste. This small logo on the package represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safe oral use.
To effectively remove significant dental stains Dr. Wilford Samson will usually need to administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once your teeth have been fully whitened you can use an ADA approved whitening toothpaste to maintain your smile’s appearance.
If you live in the Enfield, Connecticut area and you’re concerned about maintaining your white smile, you should call 860-749-2225 to set up a consultation at Enfield Family Dental.