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If you enjoy dark foods and beverages on a regular basis, it can leave microscopic particles on your teeth. In time, they can start to penetrate the porous surfaces of your tooth enamel, causing your smile to look more and more yellow.

This might drive you to reach for the whitening products sold on store shelves in hopes of removing the stains from your teeth and restoring the appearance of your smile. However, you should always consult with Dr. Forrest Packard before embracing any new dental whitening routine. Our highly trained staff has the experience you need to find the most effective way to safely whiten your teeth.

Using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips can be a popular and convenient way to remove minor surface stains. At the same time, these products use a form of hydrogen peroxide which is only strong enough to whiten minor surface stains. These products are more of a maintenance step than an effective solution for improving moderate to deeply stained tooth enamel.

Dental bleaching gel uses stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or whitening strips. You simply pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided tray and hold it in your mouth for a set amount of time. This can improve the appearance of a yellow smile but will inevitably fail to resolve deep stains from tooth enamel.

Teeth suffering from severe stains can rarely be improved by the whitening products found on store shelves. In a situation like this, Dr. Forrest Packard will need to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional techniques and training he employs are the most effective way to safely remove stains from your smile.

If you’re suffering from a stained or yellowed smile and you’re interested in a whitening treatment in Ellensburg, Washington, you should call 509-933-4800 to schedule an appointment at Creekside Dental Ellensburg.