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The natural processes of aging can rob the teeth in your smile of their luster. Stains from dark foods, beverages, or tobacco use can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, the dental team at Couture Smiles Dental Group can administer a professional tooth bleaching treatment to safely and effectively whiten your smile.

Even with a stunning white smile, you will still need to be mindful of certain foods and beverages, as well as tobacco use. Any of these things can result in new stains that reverse the whitening treatment full effects.

One of the best ways to mitigate future stains, before they have a chance to set in, is to brushing your teeth once or twice a day with a whitening toothpaste.

The hydrogen peroxide whitening agents in these toothpastes can counter minor surface stains. Just keep in mind that they are not potent enough to reverse moderate to deep stains on tooth enamel. This is especially important, if the primary source of staining is a result of regular tobacco use.

If you use tobacco on a regular basis, we strongly encourage you to talk to your primary physician about a cessation program. Beyond the obvious health benefits, you’ll also be able to enjoy your white and winning smile for many years to come.

If you have questions about whitening toothpaste, or how to maintain your white smile, you should call the offices of Couture Smiles Dental Group in Woodland Hills California at (818) 716.7966 for a consultation session.