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While it might seem innocuous at first, something as simple as drinking your morning coffee, tea or another dark beverages, can gradually alter the appearance of your teeth. Every time you take a sip, microscopic dark particles are introduced to your mouth. This gives them the opportunity to adhere to the pores of your tooth enamel.

If they are not removed by your twice daily efforts at brushing and flossing, these minor surface stains can gradually start to penetrate deeper into your teeth. In time it can leave you with an unsightly smile.

If you are struggling to deal with significant stains on your teeth, the wisest course of action is to schedule a consultation appointment with a dentist like Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe. During this appointment she can help identify the severity of the dental stains on your teeth. After this basic assessment she and help you understand the safest method for whitening your teeth.

Retail strength whitening toothpastes and whitening strips can sometimes remove minor dental stains that have just started to accumulate on the surfaces of your front teeth. Unfortunately, the mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in these products is not sufficient for addressing significant dental stains.

Before using any of these products, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo, printed on the package represents that the product in question has been tested, researched, and certified for safe and effective oral use.

More significant dental stains will likely require Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe to perform a dental bleaching treatment to fully whiten your smile. This process can effectively remove dental stains without harming your mouth.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you are struggling with stained teeth, you should call 312-280-0034 to schedule a whitening consultation at Magnificent Mile Family Dental.