At first glance, your tooth enamel might appear solid and smooth. However, if you look at your teeth under a microscope, you would see tiny pores and structures capable of trapping stains. When moderate stains penetrate the tooth enamel, they can be difficult to remove with whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. Many people in a case like this will try using at-home dental bleaching treatments in Medford, Oregon.
Before investing in this self-administered procedure, you should consult with your dentists, Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis. They have the training and experience to help you understand the safest and most effective methods for whitening your smile.
Most dental whitening gels use either concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. While these are more potent than whitening toothpaste and strips, they are still not strong enough to completely whiten deeply stained teeth.
To use whitening gel, you will pour a little bit of the solution into a tray provided and will insert it into your mouth. If any of the dental whitening gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.
It’s important to keep in mind that even the most potent whitening gel cannot whiten deeply stained teeth. To do this, you will need your dentist to administer a professional-strength dental bleaching treatment.
If you’re unhappy with your dull, stained smile, you should call Northwest Dental Associates at 541-779-3993 to set up a consultation appointment. We look forward to helping you find the white smile you desire.