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Stains on your teeth from dark foods and drink, tobacco use or the natural process of aging can leave you wanting a brighter, whiter smile. The degree of staining on your teeth will determine which whitening products or procedures are called for to restore the white smile you’ve always wanted.

You should always talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening program. They can advise you on the products or procedures that can best meet your whitening goals.

Whitening toothpaste is a common and convenient way to remove minor stains as part of your daily hygiene routine. However, the concentration of peroxide whitening agents in these products simple are not strong enough to brighten moderate or deeply stained teeth.

Whitening strips are a convenient way for active people to brighten their smile on the go. You simply apply them to your teeth for the manufacturer’s prescribed amount of time. While they are in, you will need to avoid eating, drinking and using tobacco.

Dental bleaching gel generally has stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening strips. You use the gel by pouring a small amount into the trays provided and holding them in your mouth for half an hour. It’s important to remove any excess gel from the gums with a cotton swab, before it can irritate the gums.

Teeth that are deeply stained usually cannot be effectively whitened by retail level whitening products. Instead you should ask about a dental tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of bleaching agents in this procedure make it the most effective way to get a bright white smile.

If you have questions about teeth whitening products or procedures, please feel free to call us at 601-981-8166 to schedule an appointment.