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When you consume dark foods and beverages, tiny staining particles can be trapped in the microscopic textures on the surface of the tooth enamel. If these minor surface stains aren’t removed, they can gradually penetrate your teeth, causing deeper and deeper stains in your smile.

If stains penetrate too deeply into your teeth, you might need to have your dentist, Dr. Greg Atwood, administer a dental bleaching treatment in Odessa, Texas. This is the safest and most effective method for removing stains from deep within your tooth enamel.

Before bleaching your teeth, your dentist will apply a special protective gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect them from the powerful bleaching agents. Your dentist will then pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into a special bleaching tray. It will then be inserted in your mouth and held there for a few minutes.

The duration of the bleaching treatment will depend on the severity of the tooth stains. The dentist might then use a special ultraviolet light to eradicate spot stains and improve the luster of your smile.

If you have a deeply stained smile, you should call 432.227.2300 to schedule a dental bleaching treatment at Atwood Family Dental.