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If you are considering getting a tooth whitening treatment to brighten your smile, it is important to establish clear and concise guidelines. Try to avoid over-the-counter products that have not been approved by your dentist. Without the expert advice you can receive from a member of our team at Justin Karrel DMD, it can be hard to tell which products are studs and which ones are duds. Also, be sure to know the difference between ingredients.

The two main kinds of whitening agents include bleaching with peroxide, which can remove deep stains, or other chemical products or materials, which often can only remove surface stains. The safest and most effective treatments are those recommended by your dentist.

The three main types of teeth whitening treatments are professional cleanings administered by dentists, treatments instructed by dentists for at-home use, and over-the-counter products for sale in-store or online.

Some products can be unsafe and can cause tooth sensitivity or bleach your gums. Some products can also cause gum irritation if the bleaching tray is improperly fit or if it is an incorrect size. Consult with our dentists at Justin Karrel DMD before choosing a product to help learn which treatments are the safest and most effective for you.

If you would like to schedule a tooth whitening session with Justin Karrel DMD at our office in Staunton, Virginia, please schedule an appointment by calling us at 540-885-1631 . If you would like to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Justin Karrel, call us during normal operating hours. A brighter, whiter smile can be yours!