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Many people feel that a bright, white winning smile says a lot about them. If your teeth are deeply stained, it can leave you feeling self-conscious in social settings. Fortunately, the highly trained dental professionals at Eli Lawrence, DDS are well versed and experienced in a wide range of dental cosmetic restoration options.

However, if you don’t investigate and address the initial cause of the stains, then they will return in short order.

Foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries can have an acidic nature or staining compounds that can cause surface stains, which can deepen over time. Using a whitening toothpaste as part of your oral hygiene routine can reduce surface stains caused by these foods between dental cleanings.

Dark beverages, like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks on a regular basis, can also cause significant stains. Just like foods that are prone to staining, a whitening toothpaste will help reduce surface stains before they can deepen. You can still enjoy these beverages, by drinking them want to drink these beverages through a straw.

Tobacco use introduces tar and other chemicals to your mouth which can deeply stain tooth enamel. This degree of staining usually can’t be resolved by retail grade tooth whitening products. This will require a professional tooth bleaching procedure. Without effective tobacco cessation, the stains will quickly return.

If you would like to explore the best whitening products to brighten your smile, you should call the dental professionals at Eli Lawrence, DDS at 312-236-9895 to schedule an appointment.