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On a microscopic scale, your tooth enamel has textures and pores. When you consume dark foods and beverages, microscopic particles can get trapped in these areas, causing minor surface stains. If they are not removed in a timely manner, these stains can deepen.

Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste twice a day can help brighten minor stains on tooth enamel. This is also a convenient way to maintain your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide concentration of whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.

You should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance before purchasing a particular brand of whitening toothpaste. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

If your teeth have moderate-to-severe staining issues, you should talk to your dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, about a teeth-bleaching treatment. This will safely and effectively whiten your tooth enamel. You can then maintain your bright new smile by brushing your teeth at least once a day with whitening toothpaste.

If you are struggling with staining issues on your teeth, you should call Miller & Simarro Dental Care at 925-754-6020 to discuss your teeth whitening options in Antioch, California.