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If you were to look at the surfaces of your teeth under a powerful microscope, you would see that your tooth enamel has microscopic pores and textures. These areas can actively trap minuscule particles from the dark foods and beverages you consume. If these minor stains aren’t removed in short order, they can gradually start to penetrate deep into your teeth.

Once this happens, the safest and most effective way to whiten moderate to deeply stained teeth is to have a dental bleaching treatment administered at our dental office. The professional techniques and whitening agents Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey uses can remove stains from deep within the tooth enamel.

Once your teeth have been fully whitened, you can then maintain your newly whitened smile with a retail-grade whitening toothpaste.

Most brands have a special hydrogen peroxide whitening agent. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste each day will remove minor surface stains before they have a chance penetrate deeper into the tooth enamel.

You should only consider using whitening toothpastes that have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal signifies that the toothpaste has been subjected to rigorous research and testing for use in a daily oral hygiene routine. This way you know the product you are using is safe for regular use.

If you live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area and you are struggling with a dull, yellow smile, you should call 734.668.6612 to set up a whitening consultation with Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey.