Tooth enamel is microscopically porous. When you consume a dark beverage or use a tobacco product, minute dark particles are introduced into your mouth. These substances can sometimes adhere to the surface textures of your teeth causing surface stains.
If minor dental stains are not removed by your daily oral hygiene routine, they can start to saturate deeper into the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel. In time you could be left with a smile stained by shades of gray and yellow.
If you sometimes struggle to remember to brush your teeth twice each day or you frequently forget to floss at least once each day, the persistent presence of oral plaque acids can start to expand the pores in your tooth enamel. This could make it easier for minor dental stains to saturate your teeth.
If you have noticed significant dental stains building up on your teeth, you will need to have a dentist like Dr. Lin Wong administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tooth whitening process can remove set in dental stains without harming your teeth and gums.
Once your white tooth enamel has been restored, you will need to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss at least once each day. Your routine dental checkups at Wong Dental will actively remove bacterial deposits and polish away minor surface stains while monitoring the overall health of your mouth.
If you live in the Covina, California, area and you have been struggling with the appearance of significant dental stains on your teeth, you should call 626-709-3332 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lin Wong.