The surfaces of your teeth are protected by tooth enamel. Even though your teeth look smooth, there are tiny textures that trap darker food particles and bacteria. Over time, these dark particles could start to saturate deeper into the tooth enamel, leaving you with embarrassing stains on your teeth. Drinking dark liquids and smoking are also well-known causes of stained teeth.
Finding the right method for restoring your white smile can sometimes be a challenge, depending on the depth and severity of your dental staining. In a situation like this, a whitening consultation with Dr. Boykin can help you find the most effective method for improving your smile’s appearance.
Dr. Boykin recommends daily brushing with a whitening toothpaste to help minimize surface stains. Make sure your toothpaste is approved by the American Dental Association. Unfortunately, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide whitening agents in the paste will not be strong enough to remove stains that have saturated deep into your tooth enamel.
Using whitening strips that have been approved by the ADA can also be a convenient method for removing surface stains. They can whiten your smile while you go about your day. Just like whitening toothpaste, the whitening strips are only strong enough to remove minor surface stains and they cannot brighten a deeply stained smile.
Having Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS administer a dental bleaching treatment is often the safest and most effective way to resolve more significant dental stains. Once your smile has been professionally whitened, he can help you know which retail-grade whitening methods can help maintain the luster of your smile.
If you are near Ramona, CA and you are struggling with a stained smile, you should call (760) 789-2330 to set up a whitening consultation with Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS.