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It’s not uncommon for your teeth to dull and stain due to the natural processes of aging, consuming dark food and drinks or tobacco use. This drives many people to explore their tooth whitening options. How deeply your teeth are stained as well as the underlying cause will determining which whitening products or procedures will be called for to whiten your smile.

It’s a good idea to talk to your dentist before starting a new whitening regimen. They are trained to help you find the right products and procedures to whiten your smile, while preserving your long term oral health.

Many people with moderately stained tooth enamel will turn to over-the-counter dental bleaching gel. The concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is much stronger than you the whitening agents in whitening toothpaste or strips.

To use the dental bleaching gel, you simply pour a little into the trays provided. Then you hold the trays in your mouth for up to half an hour. If any bleaching gel gets on your gums you should clean it away immediately with a clean cotton swab.

If you have deeply stained teeth, dental bleaching gel might simply not be strong enough to effectively whiten your teeth. In a situation like this you should talk to your dentist about a dental tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of whitening agents in the procedure are stronger than anything available on the retail level.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 601-922-0056 to schedule an appointment.