Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores that stains can sometimes adhere to. As time passes these stains can delve deeper and deeper into the tooth enamel. The depth of the stains will determine the best method to whiten the smile.
It’s wise to consult with Dr. Thomas E. Wold before starting any whitening program. The extensive training and experience he has can help you find the safest most effective method for whitening your smile in the shortest amount of time.
Brushing your teeth twice a day with a brand of whitening toothpaste is a popular way to reduce minor stains on the teeth in your smile. Just keep in mind that the concentration of hydrogen peroxide whitening agents can never be strong enough to whiten moderate or deeply stained teeth.
Before purchasing a particular brand of whitening toothpaste, you should look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal shows that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.
Deeply stained teeth can’t be effectively brightened by whitening toothpaste. To safely and effectively address this level of staining, you will need Dr. Thomas E. Wold to administer a professional dental bleaching treatment.
If you like a brighter smile, you should contact our practice in Bend, Oregon at 541.389.1301 to explore your whitening options.