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Tooth enamel is composed of a complex matrix of dense mineral crystals which creates tiny pores and textures on the surfaces of your teeth. When you consume certain dark foods and dark beverages microscopic dark particles can adhere to the surfaces of your teeth.

Most of the time your daily brushing and flossing efforts clean away these dark residual materials along with any stray food particles and plaque buildup. If you are sometime lax in your daily routine it can lead to a chronic buildup of oral plaque acids. With time the acidic environment in your mouth can start to demineralize your tooth enamel, causing the microscopic pores to expand.

When you consume dark foods and beverages or you use tobacco products tiny dark particles can saturate deep into the expanded pores on your teeth, causing significant dental stains. Teeth in this condition can rarely be whitened by the oral care products found in stores. Excessive use of retail whitening products could potentially harm your teeth, gums, or other oral tissues.

If you have significantly stained teeth, the best course of action may be to have our dentist, Dr. Mecca, administer a dental whitening treatment. In a single outpatient appointment he can safely remove dental stains from your tooth enamel to restore your white smile.

Going forward it would help apply increased focus in your daily routine to maintain strong tooth enamel. Attending your routine dental checkups can further help clean your teeth and polish away minor dental stains before they have a chance to worsen.

If you live in the New Hartford, New York, area and you have been dealing with deeply stained teeth, you should call 315-235-3318 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment Mecca Dental .