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If your smile has been stained by dark foods and beverages and tobacco use, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Many people struggling with stained teeth will contact Dr. Frederick M. Saigh to explore their whitening options in Iron River, Michigan.

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 dental bleaching gel, you will simply pour a little gel into the tray provided and will insert it into your mouth for a specific amount of time. Should any of the bleaching gel seep onto your gums, you need to remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab. Prolonged exposure to the gel can cause significant irritation to sensitive gum tissues.

If your teeth are deeply stained, or if you haven’t been satisfied with your results from the whitening products offered in stores, you should talk to your dentist about a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective way to restore the full, white gleam of your smile.

If you are struggling with a stained smile, you should call Saigh Family Dental at 906-265-0050 to find the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.