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A smile that has been stained by dark foods and beverages, tobacco use or the general passage of time, can leave you feeling self-conscious. Many people in a situation like this reach out to Dr. Thomas Jackson to help understand their options for whitening their smile. Even if you want to try using store-bought whitening products, you should still consult with Dr. Thomas Jackson to make sure it is safe and can achieve your whitening goals.

Moderately stained teeth can often be whitened by using an at home dental bleaching gel. Most of these bleaching gels use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These occur in concentrations that are much stronger than you will find in retail whitening toothpaste or strips.

To use the whitening gel, you simply pour a little into the trays provided and insert them into your mouth for a specific amount of time. Should any of the bleaching gel seep onto your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

If your teeth are deeply stained, or you simply haven’t been satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores, you should talk to Dr. Thomas Jackson about a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to restore your smile’s whiteness and luster.

If you have moderate to deeply stained teeth, you should contact Dr. Thomas Jackson’s office in Lapeer, Michigan at 810-667-3535 to explore your whitening options.