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A dull, yellow smile can have a serious negative impact on your self-confidence and quality of life. Unfortunately, most whitening products sold in stores rarely have the potency to fully whiten your teeth. In fact, some of these products could even be harmful to your oral health.

One safe and easy solution is to contact Designing Smiles PSC. In a single outpatient treatment, Dr. Dennis Jenkins can administer a professional dental bleaching treatment that can eradicate stains from deep within the tooth enamel.

With your smile completely whitened, your dentist can then work with you to identify common lifestyle choices, like the certain foods and beverages you consume, that might have caused the initial stains. By addressing them and reducing their presence in your life, you can more easily maintain your white, lustrous smile.

There are specific foods, such as chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries, that have compounds that can also stain tooth enamel. Cutting back on these foods will certainly help. Incorporating whitening toothpaste to your oral hygiene routine to reduce staining issues between your regular dental cleaning appointments can also help.

Dark beverages like coffee, tea, green tea, and soft drinks often have a strong concentration of stain-causing particles. You can still enjoy these beverages if you simply drink them through a straw.

Tobacco use is also known to be a very powerful stain-causing activity. It is well worth the effort to embrace a physician-approved 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’re interested in a whitening treatment in Sellersburg, Indiana, you should call 812-246-3386 to schedule an appointment at Designing Smiles PSC.