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The natural processes of aging along with factors like tobacco use, staining foods and drink can cause unappealing stains on your teeth. How deeply stained your teeth are will directly influence the whitening products or procedures needed to give you a bright, white smile.

Make sure you talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening program. They are trained to help you find the right products or procedures for bright white smile you’ve always wanted.

In general dental bleaching gels have whitening agents like concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide at significantly stronger concentration than you will find in whitening toothpaste or strips. This allows them to effectively whiten moderately stained teeth.

To use the bleaching gel at home, you simply pour a small amount of gel into the trays provided. You then insert them into your mouth and hold it there for up to half an hour. If any excess gel gets on your gums you should remove it with a clean cotton swab, before it irritates the gum tissue.

If you have questions about bleaching gel or you would like to explore your tooth whitening options, please feel free to call us at (847) 378-1644 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the bright, white smile you desire!