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Dark stains can form on the teeth in your smile from several different sources. Some of the more likely culprits include the regular consumption of dark foods and beverages. Tobacco use, even on an occasional basis, can cause significant stains in your tooth enamel in a very short amount of time. When this happens, the whitening agents in store-bought whitening products often lack the potency to do more than remove surface stains.

On a disconcerting note, some products can even pose a serious threat to the health of your teeth and gums. To safely remove stains from your teeth, you will need to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Clear Lake Dental.

Before administering the potent dental-grade bleach, Dr. James Kinsel will protect your gums with a special gel or a rubber dental dam. Then, he will pour a small amount of concentrated bleaching agent into a special tray that is held in your mouth. Once this is done, he will use a special ultraviolet light to eradicate stains in minute textures of the tooth enamel.

With your fully white smile restored, you might want to consider limiting your consumption of dark foods and beverages or brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. This will help you maintain your white smile between dental cleanings and spare you the expense of needing to have future dental bleaching treatments administered.

If you live in Clearlake, California, and you’re struggling with a deeply stained smile, you should call 707-994-9414 to have your teeth professionally whitened at Clear Lake Dental.