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The enamel is receptive to stains from multiple sources such as consuming dark food and drinks, tobacco use or even the natural processes of aging. Minor stains are often easier to brighten than stains that extend deep into the enamel layer. How deeply your teeth are stained will directly influence the whitening products and procedures needed to give you the bright smile you want.

It’s a good idea to talk to Dr. L.C. Chilimigras before beginning a new whitening program. Dr. L.C. Chilimigras has the necessary training and experience to help you find the most effective whitening option, while also preserving you long term oral health.

If the teeth in your smile are moderately stained you might be able to meet your whitening goals by using a retail whitening gel. 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 on a regular basis or you simply haven’t been satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores, you should talk to Dr. L.C. Chilimigras about a dental bleaching procedure. The dental bleaching procedure is the most effective and safest way to whiten deeply stained teeth.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Dr. L.C. Chilimigras at (269) 964-7660 to schedule an appointment.