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A quick walk through the oral hygiene aisle at your local store will likely reveal a plethora of tooth whitening products clinging to dubious claims about their effectiveness for dealing with significant dental stains. Unfortunately, most of these items lack the potency to full remove stains that have set deep into tooth enamel.

It’s also worth noting that excessive use of these items could potentially harm your teeth, or cause severe gum irritation.

Rather than risk harm to your mouth, and to avoid the eventual frustration inherent in these products, you should consider scheduling a professional dental whitening with a professional dentist like Dr. Michael Hall.

After your smile has been safely whitened, Dr. Michael Hall might advise you to make some minor changes in your diet and daily habits. This could include cutting back on foods that are known to contribute to dental stains such as dark chocolate, and dark berries.

If you drink dark beverages like coffee, tea, and soft drinks on a daily basis, you might want to consider using a straw. This will help prevent direct exposure to your front teeth.

You might want to also take into account that even occasional tobacco use can also cause dental stains to develop on your teeth. If you are a frequent user of tobacco products, you should speak with your primary physician to find the cessation method that’s right for you.

If you live in the Bend, Oregon, area and you have been struggling with chronic dental stains on the teeth in your smile, you should call 541-389-0300 to schedule an appointment at the dental offices of Central Oregon Dental Center.