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Some oral care product manufacturers offer tooth whitening products at the retail level. Most of these items use some form of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent. Unfortunately, they typically lack the ability to more than improve minor dental stains that affect the surfaces of your teeth.

This general ineffectiveness prompts some people to use retail whitening products excessively, which could harm your tooth enamel or possibly irritate your gums.

If you have been struggling to deal with significant dental staining issues, you should consider setting up a dental bleaching treatment with a dentist like Dr. Michele S Tratos. In a single outpatient appointment he can use professional tools and techniques to safely remove the discolorations from your tooth enamel.

Once your smile has been safely whitened, he can help you understand some of the minor changes you can make to your diet and daily habits, to help preserve your professionally whitening smile

Cutting back on certain foods like dark chocolate and dark berries will help. You might also want to cut back on drinking certain beverages like coffee, tea and cola or you can drink them through a straw. This will help minimize direct exposure to your front teeth.

If you use tobacco products, you should consider cessation. The tar and other chemicals introduced to the mouth can be a potent source of dental stains.

If you live in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area and you have been struggling to deal with significantly stained teeth you should call 702-369-8730 to schedule an appointment at Michele S Tratos DDS today!