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Dark particles that are allowed to penetrate deep into tooth enamel can leave you with an unsightly, yellow smile. As time goes on, these stains can become so significant that retail whitening products simply lack the potency to fully whiten your teeth.

For a smile afflicted with significant staining problems, Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Flicker, and Dr. Sher will likely recommend a dental bleaching treatment.

The first step in the process calls for protecting your gums from the potent dental bleach with a special gel or a rubber dam. Then, they will pour a small amount of concentrated bleaching gel into a tray that is inserted into your mouth. The gel will penetrate the pores on your tooth enamel and dissipate the set-in stain particles.

The total length of the bleaching treatment will vary depending on the severity of your tooth stains. A special ultraviolet light might also be used to eradicate deep stains in textured areas. This can also help restore the luster of your teeth.

Afterward, our dentists can help you understand ways you can maintain the brightness of your smile. This might include cutting back on certain foods, drinking dark beverages through a straw or brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area and your smile has been afflicted with significantly stained tooth enamel, you should call 773-478-5520 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Oradent Associates.