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As hard as your tooth enamel is, it still has microscopic pores and textures that can passively trap tiny dark particles from the foods and beverages you consume. As time goes by, this can alter the shade of your teeth, causing a yellow hue to develop in the tooth enamel. This can be significantly compounded with even occasional tobacco use.

Scheduling a whitening consultation at Lifetime Dentistry can help you find the safest method to effectively whiten your smile.

Brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association can sometimes serve as a preventative measure against future stains. Unfortunately, the hydrogen peroxide concentration in whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains. This means it’s more effective at maintaining a smile that has already been professionally whitened.

Using whitening strips approved by the ADA can also be an effective method for preventing future surface stains from developing. You simply apply them to your teeth as you go about your day. Since they are made of a clear, plastic material, the casual observer will struggle to even spot them.

Retail-level dental bleaching gel can help remove moderate stains from your teeth. Yet they will not be strong enough to improve deeply stained teeth or teeth that have been dulled by tobacco use. It’s also important to note that if any of the bleaching gel gets on your gums, it could cause significant irritation and potential harm.

The most effective method to safely remove stains from your teeth and restore the white luster of your smile is to have a dental bleaching treatment administered at Dr. Holly Krystek’s clinic. Our professional tools, techniques and potent whitening agents can fully eradicate stains from deep within tooth enamel.

If you live in the Muscatine, Iowa, area and you need help choosing the best method for whitening your smile, you should call 563-263-9082 to set up a whitening consultation with Dr. Holly Krystek.