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Dental stains can afflict the appearance of the teeth in your smile if you frequently consume dark beverages or occasionally use tobacco. If minor surface stains aren’t cleaned away from the faces of your teeth in a timely manner, they can gradually start to saturate your tooth enamel.

In a situation like this, you might need to have Dr. Paul Vartabedian administer a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents and professional tools at his disposal can safely whiten your smile without placing your teeth or gums at risk.

Once your white smile has been fully restored Dr. Paul Vartabedian might also advise you to make some minor lifestyle changes to help maintain your smile’s appearance. Cutting back or eliminating some of the following things will go a long way towards helping you maintain the appearance of your teeth.

Certain dark foods like chocolate and dark berries can easily cause new dental stains to appear on your teeth. Cutting back on these foods will certainly help. Dark beverages are another common source dental stains. You might cut back on things like coffee, tea, green tea, and dark soft drinks. If you occasionally want to enjoy one of these beverages you might want to use a straw.

You could also try occasionally brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

Tobacco use can also be a potent source of significant dental staining. Embracing tobacco cessation will improve your general health while also helping you maintain your newly whitened smile.

If you live in Lakeport, California, and you have been struggling with stained teeth you might want to call 707-263-1496 to schedule an appointment at Paul Vartabedian, DDS.