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Stains on the teeth in your smile can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. If the cause of staining isn’t identified and addressed, then even the most tooth whitening products and procedures can only yield temporary results,

You should always consult with Cosmo Dental before starting any whitening routine. Our highly trained staff can help you understand the products and procedures that will best improve your smile and maintain good oral health in the long term.

Dark beverages, like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks can often cause surface stains. If these surface stains aren’t remedied by modest means like brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste or using whitening strips, it can deepen. Ideally, you should eliminate drinking them. However, you could still enjoy drinking them through a straw.

Certain like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries have compounds in them that are prone to stain tooth enamel. Cutting back on them will certainly help. You could also try using a whitening toothpaste in your oral hygiene routine to mitigate staining issues between your regular dental cleaning appointments.

Tobacco is especially prone to causing deep staining problems on the teeth in your smile. The only way to truly prevent these kinds of stains is to stop using tobacco completely. Even if you have your teeth bleached to a perfect bright white, the tobacco will still cause the same deep stains again. It’s a good idea to talk to your physician about a cessation program.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Cosmo Dental at 415-800-7594 to schedule an appointment.