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Age tobacco use, staining foods and dark beverages are some of the more common causes of staining on your teeth. The primary source of staining and how deeply your teeth are stained will help to dictate what tooth whitening products or procedures will be needed to restore your bright, white smile.

Before starting any tooth whitening regimen, you should talk to your dentist. They are trained to help you find the right products or procedures for bright white smile you desire.

Whitening toothpaste is popular for many people who want to correct minor stains on their teeth. It’s important to keep in mind that the peroxide whitening compounds in whitening toothpaste is not strong enough to affect moderate or deeply stained teeth.

Whitening have slightly stronger concentrations of topical peroxide than whitening toothpaste. They are convenient, because you can wear them while you are on the go. You will need to avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco products while you are wearing them.

Dental bleaching gel has even stronger concentrations of whitening agents than toothpaste or whitening strips. You should apply the gel at home, by pouring a little into trays that are inserted in the mouth. Just be sure to use a cotton swab to remove any excess gel from the gums before it can irritate them.

If your teeth are deeply stained or you just haven’t been satisfied with your results from retail level whitening products, you should ask about a dental tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of bleaching agents 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 615-889-8202 to schedule an appointment.