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Dark beverages and even occasionally tobacco use can introduce potent dark material into your mouth. Over time what started out as minor dental stains on your teeth can start to saturate into the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel to leave you with an unappealing smile.

Once this occurs, the set-in dental stains such can rarely be removed by retail-strength tooth whitening products. To effectively improve the appearance of teeth in this condition you will need a dentist like Dr. John Tortora to administer a dental bleaching treatment.

The professional tools and potent whitening agents he uses can safely whiten your teeth without harming your mouth. Afterward, you will need to make a conscious effort to preserve your professionally whitened smile.

Cutting back on dark foods will help, as will drinking dark beverages through a straw. If you are a tobacco user, you should consider talking to your physician about a cessation program.

Occasionally brushing with whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s approval might also help remove minor surface stains. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits will further help to prevent dental stains from developing between your regularly scheduled dental checkups.

If you live in the Brick, New Jersey, area and you have significant dental stains on your teeth, you should call 732-295-1616 to set up a dental bleaching treatment at the dental practice of John J. Tortora, DDS.