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If minor surface stains aren’t removed from your teeth, they will eventually start to penetrate the tooth enamel. When this happens, retail-grade whitening strips or whitening toothpaste will not be potent enough to remove moderate surface stains. In a situation like this, you might be able to whiten your teeth with an at-home dental bleaching gel sold in stores.

Many of these gels use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in potent concentrations.

To use dental bleaching gel, you simply pour a little onto the tray provided and insert it into your mouth for a specific amount of time. Should any of the bleaching gel seep onto your gums, you need to remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab. Prolonged exposure to the gel can cause significant irritation to sensitive gum tissues.

If your teeth are deeply stained or you simply haven’t been satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores, you should talk to your dentist, Dr. Mark A. Osenieks, about a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to restore the full, white gleam of your smile.

If you are struggling with stained tooth enamel and you’re interested in a whitening treatment in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you should call (616) 453-0002 to schedule a whitening consultation at Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC.