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Tooth enamel can gradually discolor with age and the frequent consumption of dark foods and beverages. As time goes on tiny dark particles trapped in the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel can start to saturate deeper into your teeth.

Tobacco users should also keep in mind that tar and other chemicals introduced to the mouth by cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco that can also promote significant dental stains. At the same time tobacco stained teeth can be very hard to whiten with store-bought dental whitening products.

In a situation like this you should consider scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Scott Timmons. In many of these cases he can administer a dental bleaching treatment to safely remove tobacco stains that have saturated deep into your tooth enamel.

The potent whitening agents and professional tools he employs can effectively whiten your teeth without harming them.

The first step in the process involves him protecting your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. Once this is done he will pour a modest amount of a special whitening agent into trays that match the general contour of your dentition.

You will need to bite down on them firmly for a few minutes to allow the whitening agent to remove the dental stains from the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel.

You might want to consider abstaining from tobacco or speaking to your primary physician about a cessation program. Not only will this help preserve your professionally white teeth, it can also help prevent certain medical and oral health problems.

If you live in the Wyoming, Minnesota, area and you have tobacco stained teeth, you should call 651-462-5150 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Wyoming Family Dental.