Posted .

There are several dark foods and beverages that can slowly penetrate the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel, causing your teeth to become deeply stained. Stained teeth can leave you self-conscious about your smile and wanting to explore your whitening options.

You should always consult with Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. before starting any new whitening program. Our highly trained dental professionals have the knowledge and experience to help you find the right whitening products or procedures to meet your whitening goals.

Adding whitening toothpaste to your oral hygiene routine is a convenient way to brighten minor surface stains on the teeth in your smile. However, the concentration of peroxide whitening agents in whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor surface stains. If you have moderate to deeply stained teeth, it will require stronger, more effective measures to brighten your smile.

You should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance before purchasing a particular brand of whitening toothpaste. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

The dental tooth bleaching procedure offered by Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. is the safest and most effective way to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth. Our in-office whitening treatment can lighten your smile up to eight shades.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. at 818-558-4332 to schedule an appointment.