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Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

Is There a Way to Remove Tobacco Stains from Your Teeth?

Posted on 4/30/2019 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
Is There a Way to Remove Tobacco Stains from Your Teeth?If you've been smoking or using other forms of tobacco for years, you've likely noticed that your teeth are no longer that pearly white that everyone loves.

Instead, they've turned an ugly shade of yellow. Tobacco will quickly stain your teeth, but fortunately, there are a few different ways of getting rid of these stains.

Tooth Whitening Kits

One of the most common methods people turn to when they want to remove the stains from their teeth are over-the-counter tooth whitening kits. These kits are often inexpensive, but they do range in quality. Some do help whitening teeth a little bit, but they may not always whiten all of your teeth. Others may not be that effective or may only help cover the stains rather than remove them.

Whitening toothpaste can also help clean your teeth, but if you've been smoking for years, toothpastes probably aren't going to be able to remove all of the stains that have built up on your teeth.

At-Home Remedies

While some at-home remedies are just myths that won't ever really work, there are a few options. Lemon juice can help naturally bleach your teeth if you mix it with water and swish it around in your mouth a few times a day. Another option is a paste from strawberries and baking powder. Again, though, these home remedies aren't usually strong enough to deal with years of tobacco stains.

Professional Whitening

So what can you do to battle years of tobacco stains? You can make an appointment with us for a professional cleaning. The whitening agents we use are more powerful than what you get in over-the-counter kits. You can also rest assured that we will whiten all of your teeth. You won't have any that remain stained or that have streaks on them. If you want to learn more about our whitening process, give us a call today.

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