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Dental stains can range in severity and source. While the whitening products sold in the oral hygiene aisle might seem tempting, they often prove ineffective at removing significant dental stains that have saturated your tooth enamel. Some of these options can even prove harmful to your teeth or cause severe gum irritation.

To determine the safest and most effective way to remove dental stains from your teeth, you should strongly consider scheduling a whitening consultation at North Pointe Dental Care’s dental offices in Naperville, Illinois. During the appointment, Dr. Jason Brown can assess the severity of the problem while helping you understand the best methods for whitening your smile.

In many cases, the best option is to have Dr. Jason Brown administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once your white smile has been fully restored he can help you understand the best methods for preventing significant dental stains between your regular dental cleanings at his dental office.

Occasionally brushing your teeth each day with a whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance can help. While the mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide whitening agents will help remove surface stains, whitening toothpaste will not be potent enough to improve significant dental stains.

You might also want to consider cutting back on dark foods, as well as drinking dark beverages through a straw. This can help prevent new stains from setting into your teeth in the future.

If you live in the Naperville, Illinois area and you are struggling with a stained smile, you should call 630-245-0200 to set up a whitening consultation at North Pointe Dental Care.