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A smile afflicted with significant staining problems can hamper your social life and career success. This is even more likely to be an issue if you earn a living in an industry that requires face-to-face interaction with clients. It’s always a good idea to consult with Drs. Nguyen and Doan before experimenting with any retail-grade whitening product. Your dentists can help you understand the safest way to fully whiten your smile.

Brushing with a whitening toothpaste is a convenient way to brighten minor surface stains. Unfortunately, the mild concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste simply aren’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

Whitening strips are popular with some people because they can help whiten your smile while you’re on the go. The clear plastic makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing them. Just like whitening toothpaste, the topical hydrogen peroxide lacks the potency to do little more than brighten surface stains.

The reality is that these two options are best for removing surface stains before they have a chance to penetrate the tooth enamel. They really are more of a maintenance measure.

To improve moderate to deeply stained teeth, you will need your dentists to perform a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest, most effective way to whiten tooth enamel. If you use tobacco on a regular basis, this might be the only way to thoroughly whiten your teeth.

If you are struggling with a stained smile, and you live in the Houston, Texas, area, you should call 281-759-1277 to schedule a whitening consultation at Smile Image Dentists.