If you were to look at your tooth enamel under a microscope, you would see a plethora of tiny pores and textured grooves. When you consume dark foods and beverages, the dark particles can become trapped in these areas. If these minor surface stains are not removed daily, they can build up and slowly penetrate deeper into your teeth. One way to clear minor surface stains and maintain your lustrous smile is to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste.
This is an easy way to maintain your smile’s luster. The concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste is only strong enough to whiten minor surface stains. This is more of a preventative measure than an effective means to reverse moderate or deeply stained tooth enamel.
When you’re shopping for whitening toothpaste, you should only consider buying a brand that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This means that the whitening toothpaste in question has been reviewed, tested and researched to meet rigorous guidelines for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.
If you need help removing stains from the tooth enamel in your smile, you should call 513.793.2611 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Michael Hull. We’re happy to help you understand your whitening options in Cincinnati, Ohio.