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Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores and textures that can trap and absorb particles from dark foods and beverages. In time, these stains can slowly penetrate the tooth enamel, causing significant stains on the teeth in your smile.

The severity of the staining will determine the most effective method your dentist, Dr. L.C. Chilimigras, recommends to whiten your smile.

Many people will turn to brushing their teeth with a brand of whitening toothpaste. At the same time, whitening strips are also popular and convenient because you can apply them to the teeth while you’re on the go. The clear plastic makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing the strip. Each of these methods use a form of hydrogen peroxide that will only be strong enough to whiten minor surface stains.

Dental bleaching gel uses stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. To use them, you will pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided trays and will hold them in your mouth for a set amount of time.

If your teeth are deeply stained, or if you use tobacco, you will need a professional dental bleaching treatment to effectively whiten your teeth.

If your teeth suffer from staining issues, you should call LC Chilimigras at (269) 964-7660 to explore your whitening options in Battle Creek, Michigan.