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Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on making improvements to the appearance of your teeth, particularly the teeth that are prevalent in your smile. Here at Dr. Bruce Westover, your dentist is highly trained and experienced in a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. If your smile has been dulled by stains, he might recommend one of the following whitening methods.

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.

Applying whitening strips to your teeth is a convenient way to whiten your smile while you go about your day. Just like whitening toothpaste, the whitening strips are only strong enough to remove minor surface stains.

Whitening gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. These gels are usually potent enough to brighten moderately stained teeth, but they still lack the ability to whiten deeply stained teeth.

If your smile suffers from deep or severe stains, Dr. Bruce Westover might recommend a dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective method for whitening your smile. Afterward, he can help you understand your options for maintaining your newly whitened smile. This might include making alternate food choices or using a whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you are struggling to improve staining issues on your smile, you should call Dr. Bruce Westover at 928-634-5566 and ask about our teeth-whitening treatments in Cottonwood, Arizona.