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It’s not uncommon for your teeth to dull and stain due to the natural processes of aging, consuming dark food and drinks or tobacco use. This drives many people to explore their tooth whitening options. How deeply your teeth are stained as well as the underlying cause will determining which whitening products or procedures will be called for to whiten your smile.

It’s a good idea to talk to your dentist before starting a new whitening regimen. They are trained to help you find the right products and procedures to whiten your smile, while preserving your long term oral health.

If your teeth are deeply stained or you simply haven’t been satisfied with your results from other whitening products, you should talk to your dentist about a dental tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of whitening agents used in the procedure is the most effective way to brighten your smile.

Before bleaching your teeth, the dentist will protect your gums with a special gel or rubber dam. Once this is done they pour a small amount of concentrated bleaching gel into trays that are inserted into your mouth. How long you need to hold the tray in place will vary depending on how deeply stained your teeth are. The dentist might also use a special ultraviolet light to further brighten your teeth.

Afterward you may want to examine some of the lifestyle choices that caused the deep stains on your teeth. A few small changes in your habits or your diet can help keep your teeth bright for a long time to come.

If you have questions about your teeth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 303.659.1920 to schedule an appointment.