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Dark foods and beverages can carry microscopic staining particles that have the potential to adhere to your tooth enamel. In time, this can cause tooth stains. If these stains are not cleaned away in a timely manner, they can penetrate deep into the tooth enamel. This often requires professional measures to effectively whiten.

Brushing your teeth twice a day with a whitening toothpaste is an easy way to maintain your white smile between dental cleanings or professional bleaching treatments. The concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste isn’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

When you are shopping for whitening toothpaste, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This means the toothpaste has been researched and tested to meet rigorous guidelines for safety and effectiveness.

Deep stains on tooth enamel can rarely be whitened by the products available in store. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Brandon Green, can administer a professional dental bleaching procedure that can whiten deep stains safely and effectively.

If you have questions about how to safely and effectively brighten your smile, you should call Masterpiece Dental at 801.756.5136 to explore your whitening options in American Fork, Utah.