Exploring Your Whitening Options

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Dark foods and drinks, tobacco use, and the natural process of aging can stain and dull the enamel of the teeth in your smile. How deeply your teeth are stained will greatly determine which whitening products and procedures will be needed to meet your whitening goals.

Before starting any tooth whitening program, you should talk to your dentist Dr. Sherif Gabr. he is trained to help you find the safest most effective products to meet your whitening goals.

One of the most convenient ways to remove minor stains is to use tooth whitening toothpaste as part of your regular oral hygiene routine. Just keep in mind that the concentration of peroxide whitening agents in whitening toothpaste is simply are not strong enough to improve moderate or deeply stained teeth.

People that want to brighten their smile on the go, often find whitening strips to be a convenient way to resolve stains. 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.

Moderately stained teeth might require the strong concentration of whitening agents in dental bleaching gel. To use the gel, you simply pour a small amount into a set of bleaching trays and holding them in your mouth for half an hour. Be sure to remove any excess gel from the gums with a cotton swab, as it can easily irritate gum tissues.

If you have 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 860-582-4485 to schedule an appointment.