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Dark foods and drink, tobacco use and the natural process of aging can stain and dull the enamel of the teeth in your smile. How deeply your teeth are stained will greatly determine which whitening products and procedures will be needed to meet your whitening goals.

Before starting any tooth whitening program, you should talk to your dentist. They are trained to help you find the safest most effective products to meet your whitening goals.

Many people like to brush their teeth with whitening toothpaste to resolve minor stains on their teeth. Keep in mind that the concentration of peroxide whitening agents in whitening toothpaste is simply not strong enough to brighten moderate or deeply stained teeth.

Before purchasing a 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 the enamel of the teeth in your smile has moderate or deep stains, you should talk to your dentist about a dental tooth bleaching procedure. The concentration of whitening agents in the procedure are stronger than anything available on the retail level.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call us at 706.257.7374 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have the bright, white smile you’ve always wanted.