Dental staining can be the result of various sources. It can stem from eating and drinking dark foods and beverages, aging, or tobacco use, to name a few. The acuteness of the staining and its depth in your tooth enamel will govern the whitening method needed to restore your bright smile.
Before beginning a new whitening routine, it’s always a promising idea to consult with Dr. Josh Walker. Many of the products sold in stores lack the efficacy to remove moderate to deep dental stains. Other whitening agents that may prove to be harmful to your teeth and gums.
Whitening toothpaste and whitening strips are widespread and often appropriate for removing surface stains from the tooth enamel. Each of these uses a form of hydrogen peroxide that is only strong enough to whiten minor staining issues. This makes them better at creating a white smile rather than refining deeper stains.
Retail-level dental bleaching gels use tougher concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. To use them, simply pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided tray and place the tray your mouth for a specified amount of time. These can pose a significant threat to the health of your gums, so be sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before buying your dental bleaching gel.
If your teeth are deeply stained or if you use tobacco on a frequent basis, you will need Dr. Josh Walker to administer a professional dental bleaching treatment. This can safely remove deep stains from your teeth. You can then preserve your white smile by other means.
If you live in the Manhattan, Kansas, area and have a stained smile, you can call 785-539-5949 to book a whitening consultation at Family & Implant Dentistry.