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Dark foods and drinks, regular tobacco use, or even the simple natural processes of aging can cause stains on the teeth in your smile. Selecting the best whitening products or procedures to improve your smile, will largely be determined by how deeply stained your teeth are as well as your personal whitening goals.

You should always talk to Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian before starting a new whitening routine. This is the safest and most effective way to select the whitening products or procedures to meet your whitening goals

Whitening gel can help brighten teeth with moderate stains. Oftentimes these stains are caused by regular exposure to dark foods and beverages, without use of milder whitening products to reduce their impact. Most whitening gels use concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. is much stronger than you the whitening agents in whitening toothpaste or strips.

To use whitening gel, you pour a little into the trays provided. The trays are then inserted into your mouth and held there for up to half an hour. If any of the whitening gel gets on your gums, you should remove it as soon as possible with a clean cotton swab.

If your teeth are deeply stained, you use tobacco regularly or you simply haven’t been satisfied by your results from other consumer level whitening products, you should talk to Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian about a dental bleaching procedure.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian at 516-717-4729 to schedule an appointment.