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Stains on the teeth in your smile can often leave you feeling self-conscious. Tooth enamel can be stained from several different sources like dark food and drinks, tobacco use or simply the natural processes of aging. The depth of staining in the enamel of your teeth will greatly determine which whitening products and procedures are called for to meet your whitening goals.

Be sure to talk to your dentist before starting a new whitening regimen. At Lansdowne Dental Arts we are trained to help you find the most effective whitening products and procedures to meet your needs.

Adding whitening toothpaste to your oral hygiene routine, is a simple way to reduce minor surface stains between dental cleaning appointments. Keep in mind that the concentration of peroxide in whitening toothpaste is only strong enough to deal with minor stains. Teeth with moderate or deep stains will require stronger measures.

Some people like whitening strips because you can wear them and whiten your teeth while you are on the go. While you are wearing them you should avoid eating, drinking and using tobacco. However, like whitening toothpaste they are only strong enough to brighten minor stains.

Dental bleaching gels often have stronger concentrations of whitening agents than toothpaste or strips. To use them, you pour a small amount of gel into bleaching trays that you hold your mouth. These whitening agents can often brighten moderately stained teeth.

Deep stains on tooth enamel can rarely be whitened by retail level products. At Lansdowne Dental Arts we offer a dental bleaching procedure that can whiten deep stains safely and effectively.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please call us at 703-858-5990 to schedule an appointment.