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The surfaces of your teeth are clad in a hard layer of tooth enamel. If you were to look at your teeth under a powerful microscope, you would seek a plethora of microscopic pores textures. When you eat certain foods, drink dark beverages, or use tobacco, dark particles can adhere to these microscopic textures.

If you have moderate to severe dental stains on your teeth, you should consider scheduling a whitening consultation at Dr. Skigen’s dental office in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Skigen has received extensive training over the years to help you find the most effective methods for whitening your smile. In many cases the most effective method for removing significant dental stains is to have Dr. Dr. Skigen administer a dental bleaching treatment.

In the future you might want to take additional measure to prevent new dental stains from affecting your smile’s appearance. Dr. Skigen might recommend cutting back on dark beverages and abstaining from any tobacco use. You could also try occasionally using whitening strips to remove minor surface stains between your regular dental checkups. Just be sure to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance to make sure they have been researched and tested for safe oral use.

The clear plastic strips have been treated with a topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You simply apply them to your teeth and they will whiten minor stains without being noticeable to the casual observer. You will also need to avoid drinking, eating, and using tobacco while the strips are in your mouth.

If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida, area and you need help whitening your smile, contact us to schedule a consultation.