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If you looked at your tooth enamel under a powerful microscope, you would see that the surface is made up of microscopic pores that can trap dark particles. As time passes, these particles can settle deeper and deeper into the tooth enamel to cause stubborn stains. Rather than live with the social awkwardness of a stained smile, many people will contact our Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC dentist to explore their tooth-whitening options in Chicago, Illinois.

Incorporating a whitening toothpaste in your oral hygiene routine is a convenient way of maintaining your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the hydrogen peroxide in whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.

Wearing whitening strips on your teeth can also be a convenient way to improve minor surface stains. You simply apply them to your teeth as you go about your day. Since they are made of a clear, plastic material the casual observer won’t even notice you’re wearing them!

Whitening gels can be used at home. Their potent whitening agents can sometimes improve moderate staining issues. Still, they will not be strong enough to improve deeply stained teeth or teeth that have been dulled by tobacco use.

Dr. William Wilson offers a professional tooth-whitening treatment at our office. This is the safest, most effective way to whiten even the deepest stains on teeth.

If you have stains on your smile, you should call Chicago Osteopathic Hospital Dental Clinic PC at 773-947-4665 to explore the whitening option that is right for you.