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Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores on the surface. When you eat dark foods, drink dark beverages, or occasionally use tobacco, small stain particles can become trapped in these microscopic textures. If these minor surface stains are not removed on a daily basis, they can slowly start to penetrate the tooth enamel, leaving you with a dull, yellow, and stained smile.

The safest and most effective way to whiten moderate to deeply stained teeth is to receive a dental bleaching treatment at Barras Family Dentistry. The professional techniques and whitening agents we use can remove stains from deep within the tooth enamel.

Once your teeth have been safely and effectively whitened, you can then maintain your newly whitened smile with whitening toothpaste.

While there are some minor variations between the brands, most whitening pastes use a special hydrogen peroxide whitening agent. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste each day will remove minor surface stains before they have a chance penetrate deeper into the tooth enamel.

When shopping for whitening toothpaste in Lafayette, Louisiana, you should only consider purchasing one that has earned American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This seal signifies that the toothpaste has been subjected to rigorous research and testing for use in a daily oral hygiene routine. This way you know the product you are using is safe for regular use.

If you are struggling with a dull, yellow smile, you should call (337) 443-4912 to schedule a whitening consultation with your dentists, Drs. Barras, Barras, and Fontenot.