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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. Connaughton 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.

Brushing your teeth twice a day with a brand of whitening toothpaste, is a popular way to reduce minor stains on the teeth in your smile. Just keep in mind that the concentration of hydrogen peroxide whitening agents in whitening toothpastes will not be strong enough to whiten moderate or deeply stained teeth.

Wearing whitening strips on the teeth in your smile is a convenient way for people on the go to brighten their smile. Just like whitening toothpaste, the strips can only help remove minor stains.

Whitening gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. These whitening agents can often brighten moderately stained teeth, but are rarely effective at whitening deeply stained teeth.

Dr. Connaughton’s dental bleaching treatment is the safest and most effective way to whiten the teeth in your smile. This is often the only method that will work to whiten deep stains or stains that have resulted from regular tobacco use.

If you would like to explore your whitening options, you should call Dr. Connaughton’s office in Boise, Idaho at 208-286-2699 to set up a consultation.