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The surfaces of your teeth have microscopic pores and other textures that can gradually trap tiny dark particles from certain foods and beverages. These areas are particularly prone to trap tar and other chemicals from tobacco use. When surface stains aren’t removed from your teeth, it can leave you with a stained and unappealing smile.

Adding a quality brand of whitening toothpaste to your daily oral hygiene routine can help remove these stains from your teeth before it can penetrate deep into your tooth enamel. You don’t necessarily have to brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste twice each day. Simply keeping some on hand can help remove surface stains when they appear.

When shopping for a whitening toothpaste, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

It’s important to note that the primary whitening agent used in most retail brands of whitening toothpaste comes in the form of a mile concentration of hydrogen peroxide. This simply isn’t potent enough to effectively remove moderate to severe stains from your smile. In a situation like this, you will need one of our dentists to administer a dental bleaching treatment.  

If you live in the Wittenberg, Wisconsin area and you are struggling to deal with dental staining issues, please call Szmanda Dental Wittenberg at 715-253-3200 to schedule a whitening consultation with one of our skilled dentists. Dr. John Felkner, Dr. Oliver Keefer, and Dr. Kim Kutler look forward to helping you create the confident smile you deserve!