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When your smile turns dull or yellow as a result of frequently consuming dark foods and beverages, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Many people struggling with significant staining issues will contact Dr. Chad Latino for a whitening consultation.

For a smile suffering from moderate to severe staining problems, Dr. Chad Latino will often advocate a dental bleaching treatment. The professional-strength whitening agents he uses are strong enough to remove stains from within tooth enamel without undue risk to your teeth or gums.

Before administering the potent dental bleach, Dr. Chad Latino will protect your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. A small amount of concentrated whitening agent will be poured into a mouth tray. This will be held in your mouth, along with a suction wand, for a few minutes to allow the bleach to whiten deep into your tooth enamel.

The total length of the bleaching application might vary depending on the depth of the stains. Severe stains might take additional time to fully allow the whitening agents to eradicate the stain particles within the tooth enamel. Afterward, Dr. Chad Latino might use a special ultraviolet light for additional whitening in textured areas of tooth enamel.

With the luster of your teeth fully restored, you might want to cut back on certain dark foods and beverages. It might also help to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste to continue to remove surface stains before they get a chance to set in.

If you live in the Waco, Texas, area and you are suffering with a yellow, stained smile, you should call 254-230-0737 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at our dental office.