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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. While whitening toothpaste and whitening strips can remove minor surface stains, they are not generally effective at remove more significant stains. In cases like this, some people will try using dental bleaching gel to remove moderate stains from the smile.

You should always consult with your dentist, Dr. Christopher Bernardini, before starting any whitening program. The extensive training and experience he has can help you find the safest and most effective method for whitening your smile in the shortest amount of time.

Moderate stains are often 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 means.

The dental bleaching gels available in stores often employ hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in concentrations that are stronger than most other retail-whitening products.

The process involves pouring a small amount of the whitening gel into one of the trays provided. It is then inserted into your mouth and held there for up to 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, your dentist can administer a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.

If your teeth suffer from moderate to deep stains, you should call Christopher Bernardini at 718-987-4040 to determine the best whitening treatment in Staten Island, New York.