It is very common for your teeth to darken from stains over time. If you’ve had previous dental work, then those shades do not match your current tooth enamel color. Whitening your teeth could become quite tricky. Consulting with Dr. Peterson to help you select the proper whitening method is the most effective way to accomplish your teeth whitening goals.

If your teeth are moderately stained, an at-home dental bleaching gel containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide can be purchased. This type of bleaching gel tends to be stronger than your normal whitening strips or toothpastes.

To use dental bleaching gel, you simply pour a little into the trays provided and insert them into your mouth for up to half an hour. Should any of the bleaching gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

Sometimes an over-the-counter product is not enough to remove deep stains left behind from years of coffee, tea, or tobacco use. Dr. Peterson can offer a professional dental bleaching procedure if your not satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores. These can power through deep stains in a single comfortable office visit and whiten your teeth by several shades.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, you should contact Donna Peterson DDS at 209-473-2521 to schedule an appointment.