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If you were to look at the surface of your tooth enamel through a powerful microscope, you would see microscopic mineral crystals with pores and textures. These areas can sometimes trap stain particles from dark foods and beverages. If they’re not removed on a daily basis, these stains can set deeper and deeper into your teeth. The severity of the stains will determine the method your dentist, Dr. Hector Menendez, recommends to safely and effectively whiten your 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 can never be strong enough to whiten moderate or deeply stained teeth.

–Applying whitening strips to your teeth is a convenient way to whiten your smile while you go about your day. Just like whitening toothpaste, the whitening strips are only strong enough to remove minor surface stains.

–Whitening gels use stronger concentrations of whitening agents than whitening toothpaste or strips. These gels are usually potent enough to brighten moderately stained teeth, but they still lack the ability to whiten deeply stained teeth.

To brighten deeply stained teeth, Dr. Menendez offers the EZ White® teeth whitening system, which is half the cost of ZOOM! whitening and gives you a brighter smile more quickly as well. This is the safest, most effective way to whiten the teeth in your smile.

If your smile has dulled over time, we invite you to call Hector G. Menendez, DMD at 732-937-9595 to see if our EZ White® teeth whitening system is right for you!