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Teeth may look completely solid, but the surface of each individual tooth is actually porous. These pores soak up the pigments from dark-colored foods and drinks, such as red wine, grape juice, coffee and tea, as well as tobacco products. This absorption can leave your teeth looking discolored.

Retail whitening products can help reduce surface stains, however, they do not affect the stains in the deeper layers of your tooth enamel. This extensive discoloration requires professional-grade whitening treatments to remove. Thus, deep-tooth stains often require in-office whitening or take-home treatments from your dentist.

If you have stubborn tooth stains that can’t be removed with commercial whitening products, don’t despair. Come see our talented dentist, Dr. James R. Healy, who can help safely and effectively whiten your teeth with appropriate techniques and technology. Many patients find that Healy Dental Care offers the professional-grade whitening agents needed to remove years’ worth of deep enamel stains.

After professional whitening treatments, many individuals choose to use a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to maintain their bright white smile. This helps prevent further surface stains from developing on teeth. If you choose to do so, be sure to choose whitening products that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This will guarantee an effective product which does not damage your enamel or gum tissue.

To learn about teeth whitening in Ogden, Utah and how you can achieve the bright white smile you’ve always wanted, contact Healy Dental Care at 801-394-0808 to set up a consultation with Dr. James R. Healy.