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Do you wish you could whiten your smile within the walls of your own home? If so, our Kurt A. Seidler DDS dental team has some great news for you! There are many over-the-counter whitening treatments that can give you a whiter and brighter smile.

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 clear liquid that you can apply to the surfaces of your chompers with a little brush. The gel contains peroxide, which is an ingredient that can provide results in 3-5 days. Please read the whitening instructions and follow them carefully because too much gel can harm your teeth and gums.

These three treatments can help you achieve the whiter and more beautiful smile you are looking for. However, they can only whiten the surface of your smile. So, if you have deep stains and discoloration, it’s best to talk to Dr. Kurt Seidler about a professional whitening treatment. For more information and details about whitening treatments in Carrollton, Texas, or about the professional treatment we offer, please call our office at 972-492-0411. We are more than happy to help you!