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The enamel of the teeth in your smile can be stained from several different sources like dark foods and beverages, tobacco use, and natural processes of aging. How deeply your teeth are stained will determine the best whitening products or procedures needed to give you the whiter smile you want.

Whitening gel can help brighten teeth with moderate stains. These stains can sometimes be caused by regular exposure to dark foods and beverages, without use of milder whitening products to reduce their impact. Most whitening gels use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. is much stronger than you the whitening agents in whitening toothpaste or strips.

To use whitening gel, you simply 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 as soon as possible with a clean cotton swab.

If your teeth are deeply stained, you use tobacco regularly or you simply haven’t been satisfied by your results from whitening products available in stores, you might be interested in the dental bleaching procedure offered at Smiles on the Run.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Smiles on the Run at 713-909-0675 to schedule an appointment.