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Tobacco products like cigars, cigarettes and chewing tobacco often contain tar and other chemicals capable to staining your teeth. Once these residues collect on the surface, they can gradually start to saturate the microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. Even occasional tobacco users are at increased risk for suffering tobacco stained teeth.

Many individuals dealing with tobacco stained teeth may turn to the tooth whitening products sold in stores. However, the mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide in these items can often prove ineffective for removing tobacco stains that have saturated deep into tooth enamel. It’s also worth keeping in mind that excessive use of these items could potentially harm your teeth and irritate soft tissues in the mouth.

If you have significant dental stains on your teeth, you should consider scheduling a dental bleaching treatment with our dentist, Dr. Jorge Ferreira.

The process may start with him protecting your gums from the powerful bleaching agents. Once this is done he can apply a small amount into special trays that you will need to hold in your mouth for a few minutes.

Once your white smile has been restored, you should consider consulting with your primary physician to find the tobacco cessation program that is right for you.

If you live in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area and you have been struggling to white tobacco stained teeth, you should call 505-455-2176 to set up a dental bleaching treatment at Sonrisa Dental.