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The natural processes of aging can rob the teeth in your smile of their luster. Stains from dark foods, beverages, or tobacco use can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, Dr. Pooja Goel has the training and experience necessary to help you understand the whitening products or treatments needed to give you back and white and winning smile.

Dental bleaching gels can sometimes whiten moderately stained teeth. In many cases, these stains are a result of regular exposure to dark foods and beverages without any effective means to counter them from setting in. Once the stains permeate the tooth enamel, they require strong methods to resolve.

Most dental bleach gels sold in stores will employ concentrated hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in concentrations that are stronger than most other retail whitening products.

To use the gel at home, you pour a little into the provided trays. They are then inserted into your mouth and held there for up to half an hour. If any of the gel gets on your gums, you should remove it immediately with a clean cotton swab.

If your teeth are deeply stained, or you just haven’t been satisfied by your results from whitening products sold in stores, you should ask Dr. Pooja Goel about a professional bleaching treatment. This is in-office treatment is the safest and most effective way to whiten even the darkest stained teeth.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, please feel free to call Dr. Pooja Goel’s office in Santa Clara, California at 408-241-6501 to schedule a consultation.