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When you consume dark foods and beverages, tiny staining particles can be trapped in the microscopic textures on the surface of tooth enamel. If these minor surface stains aren’t removed, they can gradually penetrate your teeth, causing deeper and deeper stains in your smile. If surface stains penetrate too deeply into your teeth, you might not be able to whiten your smile with whitening toothpaste or strips.

Moderately stained teeth can sometimes be whitened by an at-home dental bleaching gel. Most of these bleaching gels use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These occur in concentrations that are much stronger than you will find in retail whitening toothpaste or strips.

You will use dental bleaching gel by pouring a little bit of the solution into the tray that is provided and will insert it into your mouth for a specific amount of time. Should any of the bleaching gel seep onto your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

If your teeth are deeply stained or if you haven’t been satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores, you should talk to your dentist, Dr. Thomas Anglemire, about a dental bleaching treatment in Granger, Indiana. This is the safest and most effective way to restore your smile’s whiteness and luster.

If you would like a whitening consultation to understand the methods needed to brighten your smile, you should call 574-277-5406 to schedule an appointment at Granger Family Dentistry PC.