Whitening Gels Can Whiten and Brighten Moderately Stained Teeth

Dr. Firoz Lalani

Medically Reviewed By Dr. Firoz Lalani

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A white and even, winning smile plays into your hand in many business and social situations. Unfortunately, the passage of time and the stains brought on by dark beverages and foods can stain your teeth and dim their once youthful luster.

You should always consult with our dentist before embracing 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 our team at to set up a consultation.

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