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Unsightly stains and yellow shades on tooth enamel can leave you with an unappealing smile. Many people in a situation like this feel the temptation to try whitening products sold in retail stores. While some of these might help improve mild surface stains, most consumer-grade whitening products simply lack the potency to remove deep, set-in stains from your teeth.

Some of the stronger whitening products use bleaching agents that could potentially cause harm to your teeth or gums.

To find the safest, most effective method for whitening your smile, you should setup a consultation with Dr. Reeve Abraben at Lake City Family Dental Center, PA. We have the training and years of experience needed to help you safely remove deep stains from your tooth enamel.

You could try using a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips as a convenient way to remove minor surface stains. It’s worth noting that these products use a form of hydrogen peroxide which is only strong enough to whiten minor surface stains. These products are more of a maintenance step than an effective solution for removing moderate to deep stains.

Dental bleaching gel uses stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. While this can improve moderately stained teeth, the whitening gels can be harsh and they can potentially harm your gums and affect the strength of your teeth.

For severely stained teeth, Dr. Reeve Abraben can administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional techniques and training he employs are the most effective way to safely remove stains from your smile.

If you live in the Lake City, Florida, area and you’re suffering from a stained or yellowed smile, you should call 386.752.1342 to schedule a consultation at Lake City Family Dental Center, PA.