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When minor surface stains are not removed from the teeth, they can set deeper and deeper into your tooth enamel. In many of these situations, the mild concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in whitening toothpaste and whitening strips aren’t strong enough to eradicate the stains. Sometimes dental bleaching gel can remove moderate stains from tooth enamel.

You should always consult with your dentist, Dr. Andrew W Henritze, DDS, before starting any whitening program. The extensive training and experience he has can help you find the safest and most effective method for whitening your smile in the shortest amount of time.

Dental whitening gel can help brighten teeth with moderate stains. In many cases, these stains are caused by regular exposure to dark foods and beverages. Without other means to mitigate the stains, like whitening toothpaste or whitening strips, these stains gradually set too deep into the enamel to be brightened by other consumer grade means.

Most whitening gels available in stores will employ concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in concentrations that are stronger than most other retail whitening products.

The process involves pouring a small amount of the whitening gel into one of the trays provided. The tray is then inserted into your mouth and held there for up to half an hour. If any of the whitening gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

If your teeth are deeply stained, or if you just haven’t been satisfied by your results from whitening products sold in stores, you have another option. In a situation like this, your dentist at Andrew Henritze DDS can administer a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.

If your teeth suffer from moderate-to-deep stains, you should call (540) 989-6600 to talk to our team about your whitening options in Roanoke, Virginia.