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The oral hygiene aisle in many retail stores is filled with whitening products that are often covered with flashy graphics and exorbitant marketing claims. The truth is, many of these products lack the potency to fully remove stains from your smile. Some could even prove to be potentially dangerous to the health of your teeth and gums.

Fortunately, a whitening consultation at Sweeney Utterback Dentistry can help you wade through the marketing hype of ineffective products. Our highly trained and experienced staff can help you find the safest and most effective way to remove stains from your smile.

Brushing your teeth twice a day with a whitening toothpaste in your oral hygiene routine is a convenient way of maintaining your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide concentration employed as the primary whitening agent will only be strong enough to remove surface stains.

Whitening strips can be applied to the teeth in your smile as a convenient way to improve minor surface stains. You simply apply them to your teeth as you go about your day. Since they are made of a clear, plastic material the casual observer will struggle to notice them.

Dental bleaching gel can be used at home to whiten moderately stained teeth. However, it will not be strong enough to improve deeply stained teeth or teeth that have been dulled by tobacco use. These products can also cause harm with direct contact to your gums.

In most cases, your safest and most effective option for restoring your white smile is to have Dr. Bruce Utterback and Pia Sweeney restore your white smile with a dental bleaching treatment.

If you’ve been struggling with staining problems on the teeth in your smile and you live in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area, you should call 757.222.3737 to schedule a whitening consultation at Sweeney Utterback Dentistry.