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It’s an unfortunate reality that the whitening products sold in on store shelves lack the concentration of whitening agents needed to do more than just remove minor surface stains. If you use tobacco on a regular basis or if you frequently consume dark foods and beverages, it can leave you with stubborn, deep stains on the teeth in your smile.

In a situation like this, you should schedule a whitening consultation at RK Dentistry. The training and experience Dr. Richard J. Koeltl has received can help you find the safest and most effective method of restoring your white smile.  

In most cases, this calls for administering a dental bleaching treatment. The powerful whitening agents and professional techniques your dentist uses can eradicate stains from deep within tooth enamel as well as maintain the overall health of your teeth and gums.  

It starts by protecting your gums with a rubber dam or special gel. Then, concentrated, dental-grade bleach will be poured into a special tray. It will be held in your mouth with a gentle suction wand as the stains are gradually brightened.

Afterward, your dentist might also use a special ultraviolet light to address any minor problem areas.

Going forward, you should consider cutting back on dark foods and beverages and tobacco use. Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association could also help remove future surface stains before they have a chance to set in.  

If you live in the Danville, California, area and you are struggling with a discolored smile, you should call 925-736-4201 to schedule a whitening consultation or dental bleaching treatment at RK Dentistry.