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A smile that has been stained by the passage of time and dark foods and beverages can leave you feeling awkward in social situations. There are a number of different methods for whitening your smile, but the severity of the stains to your tooth enamel will directly dictate which treatment is best for you.

If you have moderate to deeply stained teeth, you should reach out to your dentist, Dr. Behzad Abadi, for a professional dental bleaching treatment in Encino, California. However, even after your smile has been whitened, you will still need to actively work to maintain its brightness and luster.

One convenient way of doing this is to periodically apply whitening strips to your smile. The topical form of hydrogen peroxide on the strips can effectively counter minor surface stains.

The net effect will help maintain your bright, white smile between regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments. This will make it so you don’t have to have whitening treatments performed frequently.

At the same time, it might be a good idea to avoid consuming certain dark foods and drinks that cause staining problems. Cutting back on these foods and beverages can go a long way in preventing a stained smile again.

If you have questions about how to maintain your white smile between dental cleanings or dental bleaching treatments, you can call My Encino Dental at 818-990-5900 to seek further advice.