How to Keep Your Smile Bright

Patient Smiling After Porcelain Veneers from Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates

Our teeth are naturally porous. The enamel alone is covered in thousands of tiny openings called “tubules.” As you might guess, the tubules can house stain particles that wind up making your teeth look darker. If you already have naturally dark enamel, additional staining may make your teeth look older than they really are.

Drink Through a Straw
Since so many of the stains in our teeth are caused by liquids, it helps if you prevent those liquids from touching your tooth while you’re drinking them. Keep a reusable straw on hand and all of those dark liquids will fly right past your top front teeth.

Rinse with Water Regularly
Did you just treat yourself to a tall glass of iced tea? Another cup of coffee? If you’re not able to go brush your teeth, at least take a moment to rinse your mouth with some water. Doing so will lift some of the stain-causing particles before they have a chance to soak down into your enamel.

Whiten (or Touch Up)
Professional teeth whitening is the fastest and most effective way to remove stains and enhance natural tooth shades. If you’ve already whitened in the past, we recommend touching up after your routine cleanings. 

Schedule Regular Dental Cleanings

Getting your teeth cleaned every six months means having a chance to polish away any new stains that developed since your last checkup. Plus, we’ll remove calcified tartar deposits that also attract stain particles.

If it’s been six months or longer since your last cleaning — or you’re interested in a professional teeth whitening treatment — call Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates today to request an appointment.

Posted on Behalf of Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates

1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310,
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Tel: (770) 425-4100

Mon - Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thurs: 8am - 3pm, Fri: 7am - 2pm

Our Patient Reviews

Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
4.9 / 5.0

Based on 320 reviews

Andrew Candler

Have been going here for about 2 years and absolutely love this group of professionals. Dr Contractor is great and Kasey is amazing!

Mira Figueira

I enjoyed my experience at this dentist office. They are always friendly and extremely helpful. Dr. Contractor is a nice guy and he knows what he is doing.

Debra Benson

Dr. Contractor and his staff are consistently friendly and helpful. Their knowledge and skills make for a visit to the dentist much less stressful.

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Best Dentist and staff ever! Took a great interest in me and helped me navigate my dental needs during and after cancer treatments.


1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310,
Kennesaw, GA 30152


Tel: (770) 425-4100

Practice Hours

Mon - Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thurs: 8am - 3pm, Fri: 7am - 2pm