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Dark foods and drinks, regular tobacco use, or even the simple natural processes of aging can cause stains on the teeth in your smile. Selecting the best whitening products or procedures to improve your smile, will largely be determined by how deeply stained your teeth are as well as your personal whitening goals.

You should always talk to Dr. L. C. Chilimigras before starting a new whitening routine. This is the safest and most effective way to select the whitening products or procedures to meet your whitening goals

Using a brand of whitening toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide additives to your oral hygiene routine can improve minor surface stains between dental cleanings. However, the concentration of peroxide whitening agents in these whitening toothpastes can only brighten teeth with minor surface stains

Before selecting a particular brand of whitening toothpaste, you should look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. The seal represents that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

If your teeth have moderate or deep stain, they usually can’t be whitened by consumer grade products. Fortunately, Dr. L. C. Chilimigras offers a dental bleaching procedure that can whiten deep stains safely and effectively.

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.