Easily the most common requests we hear from patients who visit our Fort Worth dental office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation is, “I want to brighten my smile!” Walk down your local pharmacy’s oral hygiene aisle, and you’ll find a wide array of teeth whitening pastes, gels, strips, and rinses. These products promise brilliant white smiles, but in most cases, they aren’t able to deliver. One reason store bought whiteners aren’t effective is that they do not address the underlying cause of your tooth staining. When patients visit our team for professional teeth whitening, we first look for the underlying cause of dental discoloration. Then, we create a targeted teeth whitening plan to address the patient’s specific concerns. In this post, we’ll discuss causes of tooth staining, prevention methods, and our teeth whitening services.