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When stains settle on the surface of your tooth enamel, they can start to adhere to the microscopic textures of your teeth. As time goes by, they can gradually start to penetrate deeper and deeper into the tooth enamel, turning your smile an unsightly shade of yellow. Many people with a stained smile will set up a whitening consultation at Modern Dentistry of New England.

Dr. Sherif Gabr has extensive training and years of experience that can be deployed to safely whiten your smile. Unfortunately, most of the retail-grade whitening products sold in stores are not strong enough to do more than remove minor surface stains.

To safely whiten a significantly stained smile, your dentist will often suggest a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tools and techniques employed by this treatment are the safest and most effective way to whiten deeply stained tooth enamel.

Once your white and lustrous smile has been restored, Dr. Sherif Gabr will help you understand the necessary measures to maintain it.

It would certainly be beneficial to cut back on foods that are prone to causing stains, such as chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries. You might also want to consider drinking dark beverages through a straw to minimize exposure to the tooth enamel in your smile. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste can help remove minor surface stains before they can set into the tooth enamel.

Even occasional tobacco users should strongly consider talking to their physician about a cessation program. Beyond the obvious health benefits, the tar and chemicals tobacco products introduce to your mouth can very easily cause deep stains on your teeth.

If you live in the Bristol, Connecticut, area and you are struggling to restore your once-white smile, you should call 860-582-4485 to schedule a whitening consultation at Modern Dentistry of New England.