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Stains that are allowed to set into tooth enamel can dull your smile and turn your teeth an unappealing shade of yellow. This is even more likely to be a problem if you use tobacco products with any frequency. At the same time, the whitening products sold in stores lack the potency to do more than remove minor surface stains.

To fully whiten a deeply stained smile, you will need Dr. Shiva Hogugi to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The professional tools, techniques and potent whitening agents he employs can safely remove stains from deep within your teeth.

Your dentist will start by applying a special protective gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect them from the powerful dental bleach. Then, he will pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into a tray that is held in your mouth.

The length of time it takes to completely whiten your smile will depend on just how deeply the stains have managed to penetrate the tooth enamel. Your dentist might also use a special ultraviolet light to address any problem areas and improve the luster of your tooth enamel.

In the future, you might want to take measures to prevent future stains from setting into your teeth. This might include making alternative lifestyle choices or brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s approval.

If you live in the West Bloomfield, Michigan, area and you are struggling to remove stains from your smile, you should call 248-669-5110 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at our dental office.