As the years go by, there are a plethora of things that can dull your smile or cause dental stains. While you might be tempted to turn to the whitening products sold in stores, they might not be potent enough to meet your whitening goals. Some of these products could even prove harmful to teeth and other soft tissues in your mouth.
It’s always a good idea to consult with your dentist at Smiley Dental in one of our Dallas, Texas clinics to find the most effective method to safely whiten your smile. The options we present to you will be based on the severity of the stains on your tooth enamel.
Brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste or using whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association can sometimes serve as a preventative measure against future stains. Unfortunately, the hydrogen peroxide concentration used in these products can only brighten minor stains. They often prove more effective at preventing future stains.
The dental bleaching gels sold in stores are more potent than whitening toothpaste or strips. Yet they will not be strong enough to improve deeply stained teeth or teeth that have been dulled by tobacco use. It’s also important to note that any overspill of dental bleaching gel could cause severe irritation to the gums and other soft tissues in your mouth.
The most effective method to safely whiten your smile is to have your dentist administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tools, techniques and potent whitening agents we use can fully eradicate stains from deep within tooth enamel, without harming your gums.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you need help choosing the best method for whitening your smile, you should call 866.949.1639 to set up a whitening consultation at Smiley Dental