When you smoke, chew tobacco, or use other tobacco products a minute amount of tar, and other chemicals are introduced to your mouth. Along with having a potential negative impact on your oral health, it can also cause dental stains to accumulate on the teeth in your smile.
Embracing tobacco cessation is certainly the wisest course of action for preventing these problems. If you are struggling to quit, you might be able to lessen dental stains by occasionally brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that’s been approved by the American Dental Association.
It’s important to note that not all whitening toothpaste are safe for your teeth and gums. Make sure to always look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. The small logo printed on the package indicates that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.
The minor concentration of hydrogen peroxide can help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to penetrate your teeth.
If you are struggling to deal with significant dental stains from tobacco use, you might want to have Dr. Steven Wolfson administer a dental bleaching treatment. Once your teeth have been fully whitened you can help prevent future tobacco stains by brushing with whitening toothpaste.
If you are in the Houston, Texas, area, and you have dental stains related to tobacco use, you should call 713-893-4288 to schedule an appointment with the dentists at Steven Wolfson, DDS.