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When surface stains on teeth manage to penetrate deep into your tooth enamel, it can leave you with a yellow smile that often proves difficult to fully whiten. The mild concentration of whitening agents used in most consumer-strength whitening products simply lack the potency to do more than remove minor surface stains from teeth.

To address teeth this severely stained, you need to have a dental bleaching treatment administered at Fort Union Family Dental. The potent whitening agents Dr. Todd Larsen employs have the strength to remove stains from deep within tooth enamel.

Dr. Todd Larsen will start by applying a special gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect them from the powerful bleaching agents. Then, he will pour a small amount of concentrated bleaching gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes.

The length of the dental bleaching will vary depending on the severity of your tooth stains and your personal whitening goals. Once the bleaching is done, a special ultraviolet light might also be used to whiten minor problem areas.

Going forward, you might want to consume dark foods and beverages in moderation. This might also include drinking dark fluids through a straw.

If you live in the Midvale, Utah, area and your smile is suffering from significant stains, you should call 801-562-2147 to discuss a dental bleaching treatment with Dr. Todd Larsen.