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The internal structures of your teeth are protected by a durable layer of tooth enamel. This biologically generated mineral substance is known to have microscopic pores and textures in its crystalline structure.

When you drink dark beverages like coffee, and tea, or you use tobacco products, it possible for a minute dark residue to adhere to the surfaces of your teeth. If it is not removed in a reasonable amount of time these minor dental stains can start to penetrate the pores of your tooth enamel.

Occasionally brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval might help to remove these surface stains before they can worsen.

Most popular brands of whitening toothpastes use mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent. This makes them ineffective for removing more significant dental stains.

If you notice deeper shades of gray, brown or yellow on your teeth you will need Dr. Steven J. Brazis to administer a dental bleaching treatment. This will fully remove stains from deep within your tooth enamel without risking harm to your teeth or gums.

If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you have dental stains on your front teeth, you should call 916-731-5151 to set up a dental whitening consultation at Steven J. Brazis, DDS’s dental offices.