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Many people struggle with stained teeth. Even the most effective whitening products and treatments will still only offer temporary results if you don’t explore, identify and address the underlying cause of the stains.

It’s wise to consult with your dentist, Dr. Dennis Burrell, before embracing any new whitening product. This way he can help you find the safest and most effective way to achieve the white smile you’ve always wanted.

Specific foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries have compounds that can stain tooth enamel. Cutting back on these foods will certainly help brighten your smile. You can also incorporate a whitening toothpaste into your oral hygiene routine to reduce staining issues between your regular dental cleaning appointments.

Also, dark beverages, like coffee, tea, red wine, and soft drinks, can often be a significant source of staining. If you drink them, it’s best to consume them through a straw.

Tobacco products not only impede good oral health, but they can also cause dark stains on the tooth enamel. It’s best to quit using tobacco products if you want a beautiful and healthy smile.

If you need help identifying the underlying cause of the tooth stains in University Place, Washington, you can contact Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC at 253-564-7645 to schedule a consultation.