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Each of your teeth is enrobed with a layer of strong tooth enamel. This biological mineral substance typically has microscopic pores on the surface. They can expand or enclose based on your general state of oral hygiene and the acidic pH of your mouth.

When you drink your morning coffee or other dark beverages, it can potentially leave minute dark particles in and around the pores in your tooth enamel. In time, these pores can become saturated, leading to stubborn and significant dental stains.

Fortunately, a whitening consultation appointment with a dentist like Dr. Eli Janabi can help identify the severity of the dental stains on your teeth. After this basic assessment, he can help you understand the safest method for removing them.

Whitening toothpastes and whitening strips might be very convenient for removing minor dental stains that have just started to accumulate on the surfaces of your front teeth. Unfortunately, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in these products will not be strong enough to improve more significant dental stains.

It’s also worth noting that you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using any brand of whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. This small logo indicates that the product in question has been tested, researched, and certified for safe oral use.

If your teeth suffer from more significant dental stains, Dr. Eli Janabi can perform a dental bleaching treatment to fully whiten your smile. This can effectively remove stains that have deeply saturated the pores of your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Falls Church, Virginia, area and you are struggling with stained teeth, you should call 703-982-2222 to schedule a whitening consultation at Smile Studio Dental.