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Enjoying dark foods and beverages can dull the whiteness of your teeth, leaving you feeling self-conscious in social settings. At the same time, the natural processes of aging or the occasional tobacco use can also cause deep stains in your tooth enamel.

It’s best to consult with your dentist, Dr. Bryce E. Justesen, before trying any new whitening product. The training and experience he has will help you find the safest and most effective method for achieving the white smile you’ve always wanted.

Dental bleaching gels can effectively whiten 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, such as whitening toothpaste or whitening strips, these stains can deeply penetrate into your tooth enamel.

Dental bleaching gels that are sold in stores use whitening agents like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that are stronger than whitening toothpaste or whitening strips.

In order to use dental bleaching gel, you will pour a small amount into the trays provided. Then, you will hold the trays in your mouth for the amount of time specified by the manufacturer. If any of the bleaching gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

If your teeth are deeply stained, our Bryce E. Justesen, DDS team can perform a professional dental-bleaching treatment that will safely and effectively whiten your teeth.

If you have stained teeth and you would like to explore your whitening options in Mesa, Arizona, you should call Dr. Bryce E. Justesen at 480.827.1234 to schedule an appointment.