The surface texture of your tooth enamel is microscopically porous. When you consume dark beverages or use tobacco products, microscopic dark particles can adhere to the surface textures of your teeth.
If they are not removed by your daily brushing and flossing efforts these minor dental stains can start to saturate deeper into the pores of your tooth enamel. This can gradually alter the naturally white appearance of your teeth. If you sometimes struggle to remember to brush your teeth twice each day or you frequently forget to floss at least once each day, bacterial deposits can start to accumulate in your mouth. The resulting acids in your mouth could start to expand the pores in your tooth enamel, accelerating the dental staining process.
As dental stains continue to worsen, you will likely find that you need something stronger than retail tooth whitening products to solve the problem. In a situation like this you will need to have our dentist, Dr. Troy Walton administer a tooth whitening treatment. This process can break up stains in your tooth enamel. The special tools and techniques the dentist uses can also prevent undue harm to your teeth and other oral tissues. Going forward, you’ll need to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night and to floss at least once each day. It’s also important to have a routine dental checkup twice each year.
If you live in the Providence, Utah, area and you have been struggling to deal with persistent dental stains, you should call 435-571-0288 to schedule an appointment at Redwood Dental.