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The enamel layer on each of your teeth is actually covered with microscopic pores. These pores can deepen and expand as a result of poor oral hygiene habits and the chronic presence of plaque acids. When you consume dark beverages and foods or use tobacco, small, dark deposits can accumulate in these.  If these deposits are not removed by your daily oral hygiene routine, these minor surface stains can start to penetrate deeper into your teeth. Over time, this can leave you with a stained smile.

If this is the case for you, why not consider scheduling a whitening consultation with our dentist,  Dr. Amir Nikraz?  After a basic assessment to determine the severity of your dental stains he will talk with you about your options for safely whitening your smile.  The dentist may administer an in-office whitening treatment. The whitening gel used in the office, penetrates deep into your tooth to break up the stains.  After your white smile has been fully restored, you might want to also consider cutting back on dark foods and beverages, as well as avoiding the use of tobacco products. You might also benefit from using retail whitening products, like whitening toothpaste. Just make sure that any product you use carries the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you live in San Clemente, California, and you have been struggling with chronic dental stains, you should call 949-366-1177 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Artistic Dentistry.