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Dental stains on the teeth in your smile can be socially embarrassing and cause you to guard or limit some of your facial expressions. Fortunately, even significantly stained teeth can be whitened by having a dental bleaching treatment administered at Barras Family Dentistry.

The potent whitening agents and professional techniques at Dr. Brock Barras’s disposal can safely remove dental stains that have deeply saturated your tooth enamel. However, you will still need to take some measure to maintain the appearance of your teeth, to prevent dental stains from redeveloping.

Making minor changes in your diet and daily habits is a good place to start. This might include cutting back on foods like dark chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries. It could also help to get in the habit of drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea, and dark soft drinks through a straw.  

Tobacco use can introduce tar and other artificial agents to your mouth. This can quickly and deeply penetrate tooth enamel to cause significant staining issues. You should talk to your primary physician to find the cessation method that’s right for you.

Occasionally brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association can also help remove minor surface stains before they have a chance to develop further.

If you live in the Lafayette, Louisiana, area and you are struggling to remove dental stains from your smile you should call (337) 443-4912 to schedule an appointment at Barras Family Dentistry.