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Having a winning smile can help many social situations go more smoothly. If your smile has lost some of its luster through the stains certain foods bring or just through the passage of time, using a whitening product is a great way to bring it back.

You should always consult with our dentist before deciding to use any new whitening product. This way he can make sure you are using the best product to address your staining issues.

Whitening gels 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 can permeate the tooth enamel.

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.

To use whitening gel, you pour a little into the trays provided. The trays are 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 you just haven’t been satisfied by your results from whitening products sold in stores. In a situation like this, our dentist can perform a professional dental bleaching procedure to safely and effectively whiten even the deepest stained teeth.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Elite Dentistry PC in Addison, Illinois, to set up a consultation with Dr. Mohamed Waheed. We look forward to assisting you!