Stains on the teeth in your smile can often leave you feeling self-conscious. Tooth enamel can be stained from several different sources like dark food and drinks, tobacco use or simply the natural processes of aging. The depth of staining in the enamel of your teeth will greatly determine which whitening products and procedures are called for to meet your whitening goals.
Be sure to talk to your dentist before starting a new whitening regimen. At Pollary Family Dentistry we are trained to help you find the most effective whitening products and procedures to meet your needs.
People with moderate stains on the teeth in their smile will sometimes be able to meet their whitening goals by using whitening gel. Most whitening gels use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. is much stronger than you the whitening agents in whitening toothpaste or strips.
To use whitening gel, you simply pour a little into the trays provided. The trays are then inserted into your mouth and held there for up to half an hour. If any of the whitening gel gets on your gums, you should remove it as soon as possible with a clean cotton swab.
In most cases the concentration of whitening agents in whitening gels will only be strong enough resolve moderately stained tooth enamel. Deep stains on tooth enamel can rarely be whitened by retail level products. At Pollary Family Dentistry we offer a dental bleaching procedure that can whiten deep stains safely and effectively.
If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Pollary Family Dentistry at 719-591-0750 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the white smile you want!