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Dark foods and drinks, regular tobacco use, or even the simple natural processes of aging can cause stains on the teeth in your smile. Selecting the best whitening products or procedures to improve your smile, will largely be determined by how deeply stained your teeth are as well as your personal whitening goals.

You should always talk to Dr. Jeffrey Lopes before starting a new whitening routine. This is the safest and most effective way to select the whitening products or procedures to meet your whitening goals

Using a whitening toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day can help reduce minor surface stains between your regular dental cleanings. These whitening toothpastes are not strong enough to whiten moderate or deeply stained teeth.

Whitening strips to your teeth is also a convenient way to whiten minor stains. While the whitening strips are on your teeth you will need to avoid eating, drinking and using tobacco. Just like whitening toothpaste, the whitening strips can only help remove minor stains.

Whitening gel has stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. These whitening agents can often brighten moderately stained teeth.

Deep stains on your teeth can rarely be removed by consumer level whitening products found in stores. Fortunately, Dr. Jeffrey Lopes offers a dental bleaching procedure that can whiten even the deepest stains on teeth.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please call Jeffrey Lopes DMD at 707-996-6704 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the best way to whitening your teeth safely and effectively