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Shades of yellow on your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. As time goes on, the stains can gradually penetrate deeper into the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel. As this happens, it becomes less and less likely that your smile can be improved by consumer-grade whitening products.

For a smile so significantly affected, you should consider a whitening consultation at Merrill Ranch Family Dental. Tapping into Dr. Cameron Blyth’s extensive training and vast experience can help you find the safest and most effective method for brightening your smile.

Using a whitening toothpaste to brush your teeth is a popular and convenient way to remove minor surface stains. Unfortunately, the hydrogen peroxide whitening agents in most products are ineffective at removing stains that have penetrated the tooth enamel.

Occasionally using whitening strips can also 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 can only effectively remove surface stains.

These two methods are more effective for maintaining a white smile than they are at fully improving moderate to severe staining issues.

Dental bleaching gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. If you are not extremely careful during the application, these gels can potentially harm your teeth and gums.

Significant staining issues that have deeply penetrated into the tooth enamel layer can only be completely whitened by a dental bleaching treatment at Merrill Ranch Family Dental. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques Dr. Cameron Blyth uses can safely remove these stains to restore your smile.

If you live in Florence, AZ, and you’ve been struggling with a stained smile, you should call 520-413-9714 to schedule a whitening consultation with Dr. Cameron Blyth.