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Dental stains are a common concern for people who frequently enjoy dark beverages or who use tobacco products. Many people with stained or darkened teeth will be tempted to experiment with the tooth whitening products sold in stores. However, you should always check with a qualified dentist like Dr. Mark Folks before trying any new tooth whitening product. Our dentist’s years of training and experience allow him to accurately assess the severity of your dental stains and for safely remove them.

Sometimes brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste can help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to develop into a more significant problem. Most of the brands sold in stores contain mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as their primary whitening agent. More significant dental stains will need to be addressed by having a whitening treatment at Family Dental Associates. It’s also worth noting that you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using a brand of whitening toothpaste. This ADA’s logo can only be used on the packages of products that meet the Association’s standards for safe and effective oral use.

If you live in the Miami, Oklahoma, area and have been struggling with stains on your teeth, you should call 918-542-3337 to schedule an appointment at Family Dental Associates.