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At Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC, our dental staff understands the kind of anxiety and social discomfort that comes with having a stained smile. Fortunately, our highly trained dentist is experienced in a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments.

The severity of the stains on your teeth will determine the whitening method or treatment he recommends.

Sometimes minor surface stains can be removed from the tooth enamel with consumer-grade whitening products. This often comes in the form of a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association.

For more significant stains that have penetrated the tooth enamel, you will need to have Dr. Mark DeVuyst administer a dental bleaching treatment. With your smile’s natural gleam fully restored, he can then help maintain your white smile.

This will likely start with cutting back on certain dark foods like chocolate and dark berries. Cutting back on dark beverages or choosing to drink them through a straw would also be a sound lifestyle modification.

Occasionally using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips can help you remove minor stains from the surfaces of your teeth. Preventing them from penetrating into your tooth enamel will go a long way toward preserving your professionally whitened smile.

If you live in the Clinton Township, Michigan, area and you are struggling with a dull, stained smile, you should call 586-416-1625 to understand your whitening options at Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC.