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Whitening toothpastes are rather popular with some individuals who need help removing minor stains from their teeth. This can be an effective way to maintain the gleam of your smile after a dental bleaching treatment, or between dental cleanings.

It’s important to keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide concentration used in retail-grade whitening toothpaste are only potent enough to remove minor stains. If you have more significant stains on the teeth, you should schedule a whitening consultation with Dr. Neeley, Dr. Nemeth, Dr. Hayashi, Dr. Grimm, and Dr. Bradley.

It’s important that you always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any whitening toothpaste. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched for effectiveness and tested for safe oral hygiene use.

You can further help to maintain your white smile by cutting back on certain foods like chocolate and dark berries. You might also want to drink dark beverages through a straw. Tobacco use can also cause significant stains. If you use tobacco, you should strongly consider cessation.

If you live in the Austin, Texas, area and your smile is suffering with staining issues, you should call 512-327-6947 to set up a whitening consultation at Barton Oaks Dental Group with our dentists.