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Even though your tooth enamel is very strong and durable, on a microscopic level it is still slightly porous. As a result, certain compounds and natural chemicals can adhere to your teeth and slowly start to penetrate these microscopic pores, resulting in stubborn stains.

This drives many people to want to explore their whitening options. Yet if the primary cause of the stains on your teeth isn’t identified and resolved, your staining issues will persist.

Foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries can have an acidic nature or staining compounds that can cause surface stains, which can deepen over time. Using a whitening toothpaste as part of your oral hygiene routine can reduce surface stains caused by these foods between dental cleanings.

Dark beverages, like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks on a regular basis, can also cause significant stains. Just like foods that are prone to staining, a whitening toothpaste will help reduce surface stains before they can deepen. At the same time, you might also want to drink these beverages through a straw.

Using tobacco can cause significant stains deep in your tooth enamel. These stains can rarely be resolved by retail whitening products. To really whiten deeply stained teeth, you might need the dental tooth bleaching procedure offered by Dr. John Verville.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Dr. John Verville at 904-284-9911 to schedule an appointment.