Consuming dark foods and beverages on a regular basis can leave you with dull or yellow teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you use tobacco products on a regular basis. The severity and depth of the stains in your tooth enamel will largely determine the whitening method needed to fully brighten your smile.
You should always consult with your dentist, Dr. Nidal Obeid, before starting any new whitening routine. Your dentist has the experience and training needed to help you find the safest and most effective method to whiten your smile.
Adding a whitening toothpaste to your daily oral hygiene routine is a convenient way to brighten minor surface stains. Just keep in mind that the concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste aren’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.
Whitening strips can be applied to your smile to whiten your teeth as you go about your day. The clear plastic makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing them. Just like whitening toothpaste, the topical hydrogen peroxide will only be strong enough to whiten minor surface stains.
At-home dental bleaching gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. To use them, you will pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided tray and will hold it in your mouth for a set amount of time.
Having your dentist administer a professional dental bleaching treatment will safely eradicate the stains from deep within your tooth enamel. Then you can easily maintain your smile by using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips.
If you are struggling with a stained smile and you’re interested in teeth whitening in Chicago, Illinois, you should call (773) 327-6500 to schedule a whitening consultation at Family Dental of Roscoe.