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Significant dental stains that saturate your tooth enamel can leave you feeling self-conscious when you smile. This prompts some people to hide their smiles, If you have been struggling to deal with stained teeth or other cosmetic imperfections, you should consider scheduling an appointment with our doctor, Dr. Denise M. Walthour. The doctor may recommend an in-office whitening treatment.

This treatment will break up the stains on your tooth enamel and make them less noticeable to others. Once this is done, the doctor can help you understand the steps you need to take to prevent future stains. Cutting back on dark beverages and foods that are prone to causing dental stains. It could also be helpful to get in the habit of drinking dark beverages through a straw. This will minimize the direct exposure to the tooth enamel on your front teeth. Patients who use tobacco might want to use this time to kick the habit. Beyond the obvious health benefits, quitting tobacco will reduce the chances of suffering dental stains. Occasionally brushing your teeth with a quality whitening toothpaste that’s been approved by the American Dental Association might also help remove minor dental stains between your regular dental checkups.  

If you live in the Portland, Oregon, area and significant dental stains have developed on your teeth, you should call 503-235-7181 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Powell Boulevard Dental.