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Dental stains can adhere on the faces of your teeth when you eat certain foods, consume dark beverages, or occasionally use tobacco. If minor surface stains aren’t removed in a reasonable amount of time, they can start to saturate deeper into your tooth enamel. As this starts to happen it can leave you with an increasingly stained smile. 

In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Keith Kitchens before using a retail whitening product. The training and experience he has received can help you find the safest option for fully restoring your white smile.

Whitening toothpaste sold in stores are often bolstered by hyperbolic marketing claims that extol their effectiveness. Unfortunately, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide used in these products is often insufficient for removing significant dental stains.

To effectively remove these significant dental stains Dr. Keith Kitchens will usually need to administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once your teeth have been fully whitened you can use an ADA approved whitening toothpaste to maintain your smile’s appearance.

You should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance before selecting a brand of whitening toothpaste. This small logo on the package represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safe oral use.

If you live in the Alpharetta, Georgia area and you’re concerned about maintaining your white smile, please call 770-569-7580 to set up a consultation with our Windward Dental Care team.