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The color and luster of your teeth can gradually start to change with age. Dental stains are even more likely to develop if you use tobacco products or you are frequently enjoy drinking dark beverages like tea, coffee and cola.

If minor dental stains are not removed by your daily oral hygiene routine they can gradually start to penetrate deeper into your tooth enamel. Over time it can leave you with an unsightly smile.

If you have significantly stained teeth, it’s best to set up a consultation appointment with a dentist like Dr. Paul Hanna. After a basic examination he can help identify the severity of the dental stains on your teeth. Then he and help you understand the safest method for whitening your tooth enamel.

The whitening toothpaste and whitening strips sold in stores might be able to remove minor dental stains. Yet, the mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in these products is not sufficient for addressing significant dental stains.

It’s also worth noting that you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on any oral care product before using it. This small logo, printed on the package represents that it has been tested, researched, and certified for safe and effective oral use.

Patients suffering from more significant dental stains will likely need Dr. Hanna to administer a dental bleaching treatment. This process can effectively remove dental stains without harming your teeth, gums or other sensitive oral tissues.

If you live in the New London, Connecticut, area and you are struggling with stained teeth, you should call 860-442-3323 to schedule a whitening consultation at the practice of Paul Hanna, DMD PC.