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The outer tooth enamel layer on each tooth is composed of a complex matrix of mineral crystals. This creates tiny pores and textures on the surfaces of your teeth.

When you consume dark foods, dark beverages, or use tobacco, dark, microscopic particles can adhere to the front surface of your teeth. If you struggle to remember to brush your teeth twice each day, or if you fail to floss once each evening, the chronic presence of plaque acids in your mouth could start to affect your tooth enamel.

Introducing these dark particles to your teeth can increase the size and depth of the microscopic pores on your tooth enamel. This can allow the microscopic dark particles to become trapped deeper in the expanded pores. If these surface stains are not removed, they could saturate deep into your teeth and cause significant dental stains.

Teeth in this condition can rarely be improved by retail-strength whitening products. At the same time, excessive use of these items could harm your teeth, gums, or other oral tissues.

Instead, the best option is to have a dentist like Dr. Jorge de la Osa administer a dental bleaching treatment. This outpatient process can safely remove dental stains without risking the health of your teeth, gums, or other soft oral tissues.

If you live in the Commerce, California, region, and if you have a significantly stained smile, you should call 323.266.2120 to explore the professional whitening options available at Sunshine Dental Group.