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A smile that has been stained by dark foods and beverages, tobacco, or the general passage of time can leave you feeling self-conscious. Many people in a situation like this will contact Dr. Don Schiess to understand their options for regaining or maintaining a white smile.

Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste is a popular and convenient way to brighten minor surface stains. Just keep in mind that the concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste aren’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

Whitening strips can be convenient because you can apply them while you’re on the go. The clear plastic makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing them. Just like whitening toothpaste, the topical hydrogen peroxide will only be strong enough to whiten minor surface stains.

Whitening gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. To use them, you will pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided trays and will hold them in your mouth for a set amount of time.

A professional dental bleaching treatment administered by your dentist, Dr. Don Schiess, is the safest and most effective method for completely whitening your smile. Then, you can easily maintain your smile by using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips.

If your teeth suffer from staining issues, you should call Open Door Family Dentistry at 541-773-4073 to explore your whitening options in Medford, Oregon.