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Stains can penetrate your teeth, from a number of different sources, including dark food and drink, tobacco use or even simply the natural processes of aging. Stains on your teeth can sometimes be embarrassing and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. This drives many people to want to explore their whitening options.

Choosing the right whitening product or procedure to whiten your smile, can have several different factors involved. So it’s a good idea to talk to Dr. Scott R. Adishian before beginning a new whitening regimen.

Most dental whitening gels use either concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This allows them to be more effective at whitening stains on your teeth than whitening toothpaste or strips.

To use whitening gel, you simply pour a little into the trays provided and hold them into your mouth. If any of the dental whitening gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

Dental whitening gel is only strong enough to whiten minor to moderately stained teeth. Deeply stained teeth, often require stronger measures to completely whiten the enamel. Dr. Scott R. Adishian offers a dental bleaching procedure that will whiten deeply stained teeth safely and effectively.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, you should call Dr. Scott R. Adishian at 626-796-3700 to schedule an appointment.