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Minor surface stains can adhere to the microscopic textures of your teeth from a variety of different sources. Your morning coffee, dark soft drinks, certain foods, and tobacco use can introduce dark substances to your mouth which can gradually stain tooth enamel.

Scheduling a whitening consultation with Dr. Rakhi Jani can help determine the severity of your dental staining problem. Then she can help identify the safest and most effective method for restoring the appearance of your teeth.

Occasionally brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste, approved by the American Dental Association, can help remove minor surface stains between your regular dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide whitening agent will only be strong enough to remove surface stains. It will likely prove ineffective for addressing more significant dental stains.

Whitening strips that have earned the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance can also help to remove minor surface stains. You can apply them to your teeth as you go about your day. The clear plastic material makes it hard for the casual observer to notice them.

If you have severely stained teeth, or other cosmetic imperfections to your smile, you might be interested in having Dr. Rakhi Jani provide you with dental veneers. The special dental porcelain material they are made from will resist dental stains better than natural tooth enamel.

If you live in the Livermore, California, area and you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you should call 925.344.5757 to schedule a consultation appointment at Smiles Unlimited.