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Dental stains often start out as minor surface stains that affect the teeth in the front of your mouth. While several factors can contribute to their development and advancement many chronic dental staining problems are related to some degree by the frequent consumption of dark beverages.

When you drink coffee, tea or another dark beverage, it can potentially leave microscopic dark particles in and around the pores in your tooth enamel. In time discoloration can become saturated leading to stubborn and significant dental stains.

If you have significant dental stains on the teeth in your smile, the wisest course of action is to schedule a consultation appointment with a dentist like Dr. Chad Ellis. In the span of a single appointment he can help identify the severity of the dental stains on your teeth. After this basic assessment he and help you understand the safest method for removing them.

Whitening toothpaste and whitening strips can sometimes be convenient for removing minor dental stains that have just started to accumulate on the surfaces of your front teeth. Yet the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in these products is not sufficient for addressing significant dental stains.

Even if you do only have minor dental stains on your teeth, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using any brand of whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. This represents that the product in question has been tested, researched, and certified for safe oral use.

If your teeth suffer from more significant dental stains, you will likely need Dr. Chad Ellis to perform a dental bleaching treatment to fully whiten your smile. This can effectively remove stains that have deeply saturated the pores of your tooth enamel without risking harm to your teeth or gums.  

If you live in the Orem and Provo, Utah, area and you are struggling with stained teeth, you should call 801-225-5594 to schedule a whitening consultation at The Smile Studio - Dr. Chad Ellis.