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Enjoying dark foods and beverages can dull the whiteness of your teeth, leaving you feeling self-conscious in social settings. At the same time, the natural processes of aging or the occasional tobacco use can also cause deep stains in your tooth enamel.

It’s best to consult with your dentists, Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer, before trying any new whitening product. The training and experience they have will help you find the safest and most effective method for meeting your whitening goals.

Many people find that brushing their teeth with a whitening toothpaste helps improve minor stains or maintain whiteness after a professional bleaching treatment. Just keep in mind that the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in whitening toothpastes will not be strong enough to whiten moderate or deeply stained teeth.

Wearing whitening strips is another alternative for dealing with minor stains or preventing new stains. Just like whitening toothpaste, the whitening strips can only help with minor staining issues.

Dental bleaching gels that are sold in stores use a stronger concentration of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. These whitening agents can often brighten moderately stained teeth, but they are still not potent enough to improve deeply stained teeth.

To brighten deeply stained teeth, you will need our Houston smiledocs team to administer a professional dental-bleaching treatment. This is the safest, most effective way to whiten the teeth in your smile.

If you would like to explore your teeth-whitening options in Houston, Texas, you should call Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer at 713.784.6855 to set up an appointment.