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Dental stains can range in severity and cause. They are often attributed to excess consumption of dark beverages, tobacco use, or frequently consuming dark foods. At the same time, tooth enamel can sometimes lose its luster with age.

As dental stains continue to progress they will likely prove increasingly difficult to remove with retail whitening products. Items like whitening toothpaste and whitening strips simply tend to lack potency to effectively remove dental stains that have saturated deep into your tooth enamel. Some of them might also employ harsh active ingredients that could potentially harm your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.

If you find yourself in a situation like this, you should strongly consider scheduling a whitening consultation with an experienced dentist like Dr. Terence Lau. Once he has assessed the severity of your dental stains he will present you with the most effective method for restoring the natural luster of your smile.  

This often calls for him to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents and professional tools Dr. Terence Lau employs can remove safely remove deeply saturated dental stains without harming your teeth or gums.  

After the dental bleaching treatment has fully whitened your teeth, you might want to also consider cutting back on dark foods, beverages, and tobacco use. Occasionally using retail whitening products, that have been approved by the American Dental Association, can help prevent new surface stains from penetrating your tooth enamel again.  

If you live in Northridge, California, and you have been struggling with chronic dental stains, you should call 818-886-3500 to schedule a whitening consultation at Mid-Valley Dental Care.