Age tobacco use, staining foods and dark beverages are some of the more common causes of staining on your teeth. The primary source of staining and how deeply your teeth are stained will help to dictate what tooth whitening products or procedures will be needed to restore your bright, white smile.
Before starting any tooth whitening regimen, you should talk to your dentist. They are trained to help you find the right products or procedures for bright white smile you want.
Most popular brands of dental bleaching gel use whitening agents than are significantly stronger than you will find in whitening toothpaste or strips. The most common whitening agents are concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This can effectively whiten moderately stains from your teeth.
The dental bleaching procedure involves you pouring a small amount of bleaching gel into the trays provided. The trays are then inserted into your mouth and hold it there for up to half an hour. Make sure you remove any excess gel on your gums with a clean cotton swab, before it irritates the gum tissue.
If you have questions about teeth whitening strips or you are curious about other tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 713-481-5693 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the bright, white smile you desire!