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Dental staining can be caused from several different sources. This typically occurs from consuming dark foods and beverages as well as aging. Tobacco users also have frequent struggles with stained teeth. The severity of the stains and their depth in your tooth enamel will determine the whitening method needed to restore your white smile.

It’s always a good idea to consult with Dr. James Schall before starting a new whitening regimen. Many of the products sold in stores lack the potency to remove moderate to deep dental stains. At the same time, some use whitening agents that could prove to be harmful to your teeth and gums.

Whitening toothpaste and whitening strips are popular and convenient for removing surface stains from the tooth enamel. Each of them uses a form of hydrogen peroxide that is only strong enough to whiten minor staining issues. This makes them better at maintaining a white smile rather than improving deeper dental stains

Retail-level dental bleaching gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. To use them, you pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided tray and hold it in your mouth for a set amount of time. These can pose a significant threat to the health of your gums, so be sure to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using a specific dental bleaching gel.

If your teeth are deeply stained or if you use tobacco on a frequent basis, you will need Dr. James Schall to administer a professional dental bleaching treatment. This can safely remove deep stains from your teeth. You can then maintain your white smile by other means.

If you live in the Havre de Grace, Maryland, area and you are struggling with a stained smile, you should call 410-939-4030 to schedule a whitening consultation at Bel Air Smile Partners.