A bright smile says a lot about you and leaves a good first impression on the people you talk to. Teeth-whitening procedures and products are determined by the degree of staining on your teeth.

Tooth whitening regimen should always be consulted by your dentist before starting. When you go in for your regular dental checkup minor surface stains are removed by a cleaning and polishing procedure.

Your teeth can develop minor surface stains from occasional tobacco usage or by having the foods and drinks that occasionally or are known to cause stains. Using a whitening toothpaste can help maintain your white smile between your dental cleaning appointments.

The American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance is required when selecting a particular brand of teeth-whitening compound because that will insure that the product has been tested and researched for safety and effectiveness.

If you have deep stains or have been using tobacco products for a while, then purchasing an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste probably won’t be enough to resolve your staining issues.

A solution for deep stains will be to use whitening strips or bleaching gel. Although the most effective solution will be an in-office visit to have the dentist perform a tooth bleaching procedure.

If you have questions about selecting a tooth whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, bleaching gel, or you are curious about other tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 209-473-2521 to schedule an appointment