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A smile that has been dulled by the passage of time and prolonged staining issues can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. At the same time, the whitening products sold in stores are usually only strong enough to whiten minor surface stains. To safely and effectively whiten deeply stained teeth, you should talk to your dentist, Dr. Reeve Abraben, about a teeth-whitening treatment in Lake City, Florida.

At the start of the treatment, Dr. Reeve Abraben will take measures to protect your gums from the potent bleaching agents. This is usually done by applying a special gel or installing a temporary rubber dam.

Once your gums have been protected, Dr. Reeve Abraben will pour a small amount of concentrated bleaching gel into a tray. This is inserted into your mouth and held there. The severity of your tooth stains will dictate the length of the bleaching treatment.

Once your teeth have been bleached, Dr. Reeve Abraben might use a special ultraviolet light to brighten them and whiten any lingering stains. This can also help improve your teeth’s luster.

In the future, you might want to cut back on certain dark foods and beverages. You could also try brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you are tired of living with a dull and stained smile, you should call Lake City Family Dental Center, PA at 386.752.1342 to ask about a dental whitening treatment.