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If they’re not removed on a daily basis, surface stains on your teeth can gradually start to penetrate deep into the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel. When this occurs, it can become increasingly difficult to whiten your smile with store-bought oral hygiene products.

To fully restore your once white smile, you may need to have a professional bleaching treatment administered at Musso Family Dentistry. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques we use are the most effective way to safely remove stains from your teeth.

Once this is done, you will need to take certain measures to maintain white tooth enamel. One of the most effective methods is to reflect on and alter certain lifestyle choices.

Making minor changes in your food choices can help. Try to cut back or avoid eating things like dark chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries, as they are known to promote dental staining. Dark beverages like coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks can also cause significant stains. You can still enjoy them on occasion if you drink them through a straw.

Tobacco use can introduce tar and other artificial agents to your mouth. This can quickly and deeply penetrate tooth enamel to cause significant staining issues. You should talk to your primary physician to find the cessation method that’s right for you.

If you live in the Garland, Texas, area and you are struggling to effectively whiten your teeth, you should call 972-840-8477 to set up a whitening consultation with our dentists, Dr. Musso, Dr. Musso, and Dr. Waggoner.