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Stains can develop in tooth enamel when dark particles from foods and beverages are allowed to set in. This is even more likely to be an issue if you are a tobacco user.

Many people struggling with a stained or yellow smile will start by turning to whitening toothpaste. Unfortunately, the concentration of hydrogen peroxide whitening agents used by most brands is not strong enough to do more than remove surface stains.

In reality, whitening toothpaste should be used as a maintenance measure after your dentists, Drs. Ball, Broadbent, and Peacock, have professionally whitened your teeth. The concentration of hydrogen peroxide used by most brands will only be strong enough to remove surface stains. It can never be strong enough to remove stains that have penetrated deep into the tooth enamel.

You should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance when shopping for whitening toothpaste. This seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness. Only products that meet rigorous guidelines are considered safe for use as part of a daily oral hygiene routine.

If you have been struggling with a dull, stained smile and you’re interested in knowing more about your whitening options in Orem, Utah, you should call 801.224.6165 to set up a whitening consultation at Dental Center.