As time goes by the natural processes of aging, along with dark foods and beverages, can dull and stain your smile. When this happens, many people will reach out to Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci to understand their whitening treatment options.
If your tooth enamel is moderately stained it can sometimes be brightened by using a whitening gel. These gels often use either concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This makes them more potent than whitening toothpaste or whitening strips.
To use whitening gel, you simply pour a little into the trays provided. You then insert the trays into your mouth, and lightly bite down. If any of the gel spills over and onto your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.
Keep in mind that the active whitening agents used in dental bleaching gels will only be strong enough to improve moderate stains. If your teeth are deeply stained, it will take Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci’s dental bleaching treatment to completely restore their bright, white luster.
If you have been struggling with significant staining issues on the teeth in your smile, you should call Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci’s Wyomissing, Pennsylvania clinic at 610-678-5858 to explore your whitening options.