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Having your dentist, Dr. J. Brandon Allen, professionally bleach your teeth is the safest and most effective way to whiten your smile. Even once your teeth have been perfectly whitened, they can only remain that way through diligent maintenance and thoughtful lifestyle choices.

If you don’t identify and modify the primary cause of the original staining, the problem will likely arise again.

There are some foods, like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries, that can have acidic or staining compounds that can cause surface stains. Using a whitening toothpaste as part of your oral hygiene routine can reduce surface stains that are caused by these foods.

At the same time, dark beverages, like coffee, tea, and soft drinks, can also promote stains on tooth enamel. You can still enjoy these beverages in moderation, but it will help to drink them through a straw.

The tar and other chemicals in tobacco products can easily cause deep stains in the enamel of your teeth. These deep stains usually can’t be improved by the tooth-whitening products sold in stores.

You might want to also try using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to set in. When shopping for a particular brand, you should be sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This signifies that it has been tested and researched to meet rigorous guidelines for safety and effectiveness.

If you would like help addressing the stains on your teeth, you should call Bullard Family Dentistry at 903-710-2309 to set up a consultation.