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Your tooth enamel has microscopic textures and pores that can easily harbor small staining particles from dark foods and beverages. If these minor surface stains are not addressed in a timely manner, they can slowly start to penetrate the tooth enamel, causing significant stains.

If the teeth in your smile are deeply stained or if you haven’t been impressed with your results from retail-level whitening products, you should ask Dr. Milad about a dental bleaching treatment. The concentration of whitening agents he employs represent the safest and most effective way to whiten your smile.

Your dentist will start by protecting your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. A small amount of concentrated dental bleach is then poured into a mouth tray. This tray will be held in your mouth for a few minutes to allow the bleach to whiten deep into your tooth enamel.

The total duration of the bleaching treatment will vary depending on the degree of the staining. Afterward, Dr. Milad might use a special ultraviolet light for additional whitening in textured areas of tooth enamel.

Once your teeth have had their bright, white luster restored, you might want to cut back on certain dark foods and beverages. It might also help to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste to continue to remove surface stains before they get a chance to set in.

If you have significant stains on your teeth, you should contact Shining Smiles LLC at 630-972-4010 to ask about a dental bleaching treatment in Bolingbrook, Franklin Park, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield, Riverside, and Wheaton, Illinois.