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If you use tobacco products or you frequently enjoy dark beverages, your teeth are at increased risk of suffering from significant dental stains. When your smile turns an unappealing shade of yellow or brown it might leave you tempted to try one or the whitening products sold in stores. Unfortunately, many of these items lack the potency to affect significant dental stains.

Before using these products, you should schedule a consult with Dr. Bruce Westover at his Cottonwood, Arizona, dental office. The training and experience he has received can help you find the most effective method to safely whiten your smile.

Brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste or using whitening strips that have been approved by the American Dental Association might help remove minor surface stains from your teeth. Unfortunately, the mild hydrogen peroxide used in these products will likely prove ineffective against more significant dental stains.

The dental bleaching gels sold in stores are stronger than whitening toothpaste or strips. Yet they will not be potent enough to improve deeply stained teeth. This is often the case with dental stains caused by tobacco use. It’s also worth noting that the dental bleaching gel could cause severe irritation to your gums and other oral tissues.

The most effective method to safely whiten your smile is to have Dr. Bruce Westover administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tools, techniques, and potent whitening agents he uses can safely remove stains from deep within tooth enamel.

If you live in the Cottonwood, Arizona area and you need help choosing the best method for whitening your smile, you should call 928-634-5566 to set up a whitening consultation at Dr. Bruce Westover.