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It’s not uncommon for age, tobacco use, or dark foods and drinks, to dull your once bright white smile. Many people with dull or stained teeth choose to investigate their whitening options. The depth of staining on the teeth will greatly influence what tooth whitening products are right for you.

Before starting any teeth whitening regimen you should first talk to your dentist. They are trained to help guide and assist you in meeting your tooth whitening goals.

Whitening toothpaste is a common and convenient way to maintain a white smile between dental cleanings. Keep in mind that the whitening compounds in these toothpastes are only strong enough to resolve minor surface stains. If you have moderate to severely stained teeth you may need to find a stronger product or procedure.

Whitening strips have slightly stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste. They are prized for their convenience because you can simply apply the strips and wear them while you are on the go.

Whitening gels are more popular for people with moderately stained tooth as they have stronger concentrations of whitening agents than strips. To use them you pour the gel into bleaching trays that you insert into your mouth for a half hour. Then remove any excess gel from the gums with a cotton swab.

If you have deeply stained teeth or you simply haven’t been satisfied with the results of retail level whitening products you should ask about our in-office tooth bleaching procedure. The concentrations of our bleaching agents make it the most effective way to get a bright white smile.

If you have questions about teeth whitening products or procedures, please feel free to call us at 805-238-3880 to schedule an appointment.