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If your smile is riddled with stains, it likely leaves you feeling socially awkward. In certain professions, it could even impact the success of your business. The severity of the staining issues will dictate the whitening products or treatments that your dentist, Dr. James Voorhees, recommends.

Adding a whitening toothpaste to your daily oral hygiene routine is a convenient way to brighten minor surface stains. Just keep in mind that the concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste aren’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.

Whitening strips can be applied to your smile to whiten your teeth as you go about your day. The clear plastic makes it hard for the casual observer to even notice you’re wearing them. Just like whitening toothpaste, the topical hydrogen peroxide will only be strong enough to whiten minor surface stains.

Dental bleaching gel uses stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. To use it, you will pour a small amount of the whitening gel into the provided trays and will hold them in your mouth for a set amount of time.

Dr. James Voorhees can administer a professional dental bleaching treatment. This is the safest and most effective method for completely whitening even the darkest stained teeth. Then, you can easily maintain your smile by using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips.

If you are struggling to find the right method for whitening your teeth in Lenexa, Kansas, you should call James T. Voorhees, DDS at 913-888-2474 to schedule an appointment.