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As time passes it’s not uncommon for stains to darken your teeth. This could be compounded by other imperfections, like past dental work that no longer matches the current shade of your tooth enamel. In a situation like this, many people will consult with Dr. Doris Madrigal to determine the best whitening method to brighten their smile. Dr. Doris Madrigal has the training and experience needed to help you find the safest and most effective way to meet your whitening goals.

There are many over-the-counter whitening options to consider. Whitening strips are basically clear plastic strips that have been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You can conveniently wear them as you go about your day, and the casual observer won’t even notice you have them on your teeth. While the whitening strips are in your mouth you will need to avoid drinking, eating, and using tobacco products.

Unfortunately, the concentration of whitening agents on whitening strips is only strong enough to brighten minor surface stains on teeth. Deeper stains from regularly consuming dark foods, drinks, and tobacco stained enamel can only be safely and effectively whitened by the professional dental whitening procedure offered by Dr. Doris Madrigal.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, you can call DM Family Dentistry at 847-740-8827 to schedule an consultation.