Stains on your teeth from dark foods and drink, tobacco use or the natural process of aging can leave you wanting a brighter, whiter smile. The degree of staining on your teeth will determine which whitening products or procedures are called for to restore the white smile you’ve always wanted.
You should always talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening program. They can advise you on the products or procedures that can best meet your whitening goals.
Most dental bleaching gels that are available to consumers use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as their primary whitening agent. These agents are significantly stronger than whitening toothpaste or strips, allowing them to brighten moderately stained teeth.
When using a bleaching gel at home, you simply pour a small amount of gel into the provided trays. You then place them in your mouth and bite down lightly. Most brands require that you hold the trays in place for up to half an hour. If you get any gel on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.
If you have questions about bleaching gel or you would like to explore your tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 734-973-7450 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the bright, white smile you have always wanted.