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Things like occasional tobacco use or a propensity for consuming dark foods and beverages can cause surface stains on the microscopic surfaces of your tooth enamel. As time goes by, these stains can gradually penetrate deeper into your teeth, leaving you with a dull, yellow or otherwise unsightly stained smile.

To improve a problem of this magnitude, you will likely need to have Everett Eklund administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tools and techniques employed by Everett Eklund can remove stains from deep within your tooth enamel without threatening the general health of your teeth or gums.

Once your white smile has been fully restored, you can then maintain their gleam by occasionally brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. This is essentially a standard abrasive toothpaste that has a specially formulated hydrogen peroxide added to it.

When shopping for a whitening toothpaste, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo can only be printed on oral hygiene products that have met rigorous guidelines for safety and effectiveness.

In the future, you can help maintain your white smile by limiting your consumption of dark foods and beverages and by abstaining from tobacco use.

If you are struggling with stains on your smile, you should call 301-790-2007 to explore your whitening options at Potomac Dental Centre.