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A white and winning smile is a key component of making a good first impression. If your smile suffers from stains, it can leave you feeling very self-conscious about your appearance. The depth of the stains in your smile will determine the method your dentist, Dr. Robert Doyle, recommends for safely and effectively whitening your smile.

Brushing your teeth with a brand of whitening toothpaste is a convenient way of brightening 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 are also popular and 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.

At-home dental bleaching treatments use a significantly stronger concentration of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. To use them, you will pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided tray and will hold it in your mouth for a set amount of time.

If your teeth are deeply stained, you will need Dr. Robert Doyle to perform a professional dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest, most effective way to whiten tooth enamel. If you use tobacco on a regular basis this might be the only way to thoroughly whiten your teeth.

If your smile suffers from significant stains, you should call 740-314-4941 to schedule a whitening consultation at Complete Dental Care. We are happy to see if teeth whitening in Steubenville, Ohio, is right for you!