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Your tooth enamel is made up of densely-packed microscopic mineral crystals. At the same time, certain compounds can stick to your teeth and, over time, can permeate the microscopic spaces in the enamel, causing stains. Stains on teeth in your smile can leave you self-conscious about your smile and wanting to explore your whitening options.

It’s a good idea to talk to Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke before starting a new whitening regimen. Our highly-trained dental professionals have the knowledge and experience to help you select the safest and most effective whitening products and procedures to meet your whitening goals.

Most of the dental whitening gels sold in stores use either concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. This makes dental whitening gel more effective at whitening your teeth than whitening toothpaste or strips.

To use dental whitening gel at home, you simply pour a little into the trays provided and insert them into your mouth. If any of the dental whitening gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

If you have deeply stained teeth, you should talk to Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke about our tooth bleaching procedure. It is the safest and most effective way to whiten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please call Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke at 703-801-6166 to schedule an appointment.