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If you are struggling with stained and yellow teeth, you may be tempted to reach for the commercial whitening products found in retail stores. We encourage you to speak with Dr. Alma Vallderuten before trying popular whitening products, as some can only reduce mild surface staining, while others may be too harsh for your teeth.

The most common and convenient method to lighten your teeth is to use whitening strips or a whitening toothpaste. These products contain a form of hydrogen peroxide that is only strong enough to lighten minor stains and maintain your tooth color, and are not a solution to any deep stains on your teeth.

Some patients opt for products that contain dental bleaching gel. Though these products can improve moderate stains, they use a high concentration of whitening agents that are harsh enough to weaken your teeth and damage your gums.

If you have severely stained teeth, our dentist may recommend a professional bleaching treatment either in our office or with a take-home whitening kit. Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to achieve the desired shade of white in your smile.

We invite you to schedule a consultation at Vallderuten Dental Associates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to discuss your teeth whitening options with our friendly dentist. Call 954-491-5748 today!