Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores that small, dark particles can sometimes adhere to. As time passes, these stains can penetrate deeper and deeper into the tooth enamel. The depth of the stains will determine the best method to whiten the smile.
You should always consult with your Portland Dental dentist before starting any whitening program. The extensive training and experience they has can help you find the safest and most effective method for whitening your smile in the shortest amount of time.
Teeth-whitening gel in Portland, Oregon, can help brighten teeth with moderate stains. In many cases, these stains are caused by regular exposure to dark foods and beverages. Without other means to mitigate the stains, like whitening toothpaste or whitening strips, these stains gradually set too deep into the enamel to be brightened by other consumer-grade products.
Most whitening gels available in stores will employ concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide that are stronger than most other retail whitening products.
The process of using the gel involves pouring a small amount of the solution into the trays provided. They are then inserted into your mouth and held there for up to a half an hour. If any of the whitening gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.
If your teeth are deeply stained, or if you haven’t been satisfied by your results from whitening products sold in stores, you have another option. In a situation like this, Dr. Gerald Fujii can administer a teeth-bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.
If the teeth suffer from moderate-to-deep stains, you should call Portland Dental at (503) 221-8123 to determine the safest and most effective way to whiten your smile.