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Having stains on the teeth in your smile can leave you wanting to explore your whitening options. However, if you don’t find and address the underlying cause of the stains then you will only enjoy short term benefits from tooth whitening products and procedures.

Certain foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries can cause minor stains on tooth enamel. If these stains are not resolved in short order they can deepen, which will require strong measure to effectively whiten. Using a whitening toothpaste as part of your oral hygiene routine can reduce the stains caused by these foods between dental cleanings.

Drinking dark beverages, like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks on a regular basis, can also cause significant stains. You might want to enjoy these beverages by drinking them through a straw.

Using tobacco on a regular basis can very quickly and deeply stain tooth enamel. The stains caused tar and other chemicals are very hard to resolve with the whitening products available in stores. To really whiten deeply stained teeth, you might need the dental tooth bleaching procedure offered by Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann.

Regular tobacco use will continue to stain your teeth. If you really want to maintain a white smile, you should talk to your physician about tobacco cessation program.

You should always talk to Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann before starting any whitening routine that will whiten your smile and maintain good, long term oral health.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 760.729.5964 to schedule an appointment.