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The microscopic pores on the surfaces of your teeth can trap small staining particles from dark foods and beverages. This is even more likely to happen if you use tobacco products on an occasional or regular basis. If these surface stains are not removed in a timely manner, they can gradually start to penetrate deeper and deeper into your tooth enamel.

If your smile suffers from moderate to deep stains, the retail whitening products sold in stores will not be strong enough to effectively remove the stains.

In a situation like this, Dr. Vinh T. Pham will need to perform a dental bleaching treatment. This is a relatively straight-forward cosmetic dental solution. During the treatment, he will use potent whitening agents and professional techniques to eradicate stains from deep within your tooth enamel.

Afterward, Dr. Vinh T. Pham can help you identify the sources of the stains in your daily habits to help you modify them. You might want to occasionally use whitening strips approved by the American Dental Association to remove future surface stains before they can penetrate your teeth.

These clear, plastic strips have been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You can conveniently wear them as you go about your day and the casual observer won’t even notice you have them on your teeth. While the whitening strips are in your mouth, you will need to avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco products.

If you have been struggling with a stained smile and you’re interested in whitening strips in Campbell, California, you should call 408-378-8500 to schedule a whitening consultation at Kirkwood Dental.