Dark stains on your teeth from things like tobacco use, dark foods and drinks can leave you with an unappealing smile. The depth and degree of staining on the teeth in your smile will go a long way towards determining which whitening products and procedures are called for to effectively whiten your smile.
It’s a good idea to talk to your dentist before starting any whitening routine. They are trained to help you understand the products and procedures that can brighten you smile while also being mindful of your long term oral health.
The dental bleaching gel sold in stores has stronger whitening agents such as concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The concentration of these whitening agents exceeds whitening toothpaste or strips.
You simply pour a small amount of the dental bleaching gel into the trays provided. Then hold them in your mouth for half an hour. Make sure you remove any excess gel from your gums with cotton swab before it can irritate the sensitive tissues.
If the enamel of the teeth in your smile is deeply stained, dental bleaching gel might not be strong enough to completely whiten your teeth. To meet your whitening goals, you might need to ask your dentist about a dental tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of whitening agents in the procedure are stronger than anything available in stores.
If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 865.453.1001 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have the white smile you desire.