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Are you tired of your dull, yellow smile but you’re not sure you want to take the time to come into Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea for treatment? If so, you’re in luck! There are many at-home whitening treatments available that can help you brighten your smile within the walls of your own home.

The first treatment is using whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste can brighten your smile if you use it twice a day in your oral hygiene routine. It does not usually contain bleach, but it typically contains carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which are whitening agents that help remove the stains from the surfaces of your teeth. Generally, the whitening toothpaste can bring your smile one shade lighter and can help remove unattractive stains.

The second treatment is using whitening strips. Whitening strips are thin and nearly invisible. They are coated with a whitening peroxide gel and they fit right over your teeth. Typically, you will need to wear a whitening strip twice a day for 30 minutes. Within about two weeks, you should start seeing whiter smile results.

The third treatment is using whitening gel. Whitening gel is a peroxide-based liquid that you can paint onto your chompers with a small brush. When using this product, please carefully follow the instructions because too much gel can harm your teeth and affect your gums. You should see whitening results within a few days.

If you have any questions about these treatments or if you would like to know which one is best for you, please call our office at 734-475-8911 and talk to a member of our dental team. It’s important to know that these treatments can only whiten minor surface stains on teeth. If you have severe tooth discoloration, you’ll need to consider a professional whitening treatment from Dr. Steven Rodriguez. We look forward to helping you whiten your smile in Chelsea, Michigan!