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If your smile has been dulled and stained by dark foods and beverages, tobacco use or the effects of age, you might be left feeling self-conscious in social situations. This leads many people to contact Dr. Zachary Allmand to explore their options for a brighter, whiter smile.

Regardless of the degree of staining, you should always consult with Dr. Zachary Allmand before starting any new whitening program. The training and experience he has can help you find the safest, most effective way to whiten your smile.

Whitening strips and toothpaste can rarely affect moderately stained teeth. This prompts some people to try using dental whitening gels. Most of the dental whitening gels sold in stores employ 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, you 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.

Unfortunately, even the strongest whitening gels cannot effectively whiten deeply stained teeth. To safely and effectively whiten even the darkest stained teeth, you will need to have Dr. Zachary Allmand administer a professional tooth bleaching procedure.

If you have questions or would like to explore your whitening options, please call Dr. Zachary Allmand at 317-810-9285 to schedule an appointment.