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Your tooth enamel has microscopic textures where small staining particles and residue can adhere. If they are not removed on a daily basis, they can slowly start to penetrate the enamel layer, setting the stains in deeply. The depth of the stains on your teeth will directly influence the whitening products or treatment that Dr. Dennis Jenkins suggests.

–Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste twice a day can help brighten minor stains on tooth enamel. This is also a convenient way to maintain your white smile between dental bleaching treatments or dental cleaning. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide concentration of whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.

–Wearing whitening strips on your teeth can be a convenient way to improve minor surface stains. 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 won’t even notice you’re wearing them!

–Whitening gels can be used at home, where their potent whitening agents can sometimes improve moderate staining issues. Still, they will not be strong enough to improve deeply stained teeth or teeth that have been dulled by tobacco use.

Dr. Dennis Jenkins offers a professional tooth bleaching treatment at Designing Smiles. This is the safest, most effective way to whiten moderate to darkly stained teeth.

If the teeth in your smile suffer from staining issues, we invite you to call Designing Smiles in Sellersburg, Indiana at 812-246-3386 to explore your options for a bright, white and lustrous smile.