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Having a beautiful and healthy-looking smile is important for showing a confident face to the world. However, over time, our teeth often become stained or yellowed due to years of consuming beverages like coffee, tea or red wine. Even certain medications can cause the teeth to become discolored and your smile to become dull. No matter how old the stains are, they don’t have to be there forever. There are ways to brighten your smile that you can try at home, or you can see a dentist for a professional teeth whitening procedure. Either way, you will feel more comfortable with your appearance once you’ve been able to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening Solutions

One common home remedy for whitening stained teeth is to simply make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. For this, two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide should be combined with one tablespoon of baking soda, stirring it into a paste. This paste is then applied to the teeth with a toothbrush and allowed to stand for one minute. When the time’s up, rinse the mouth well and then brush the paste away.  This should not be done more than twice a week, as baking soda can weaken enamel.

Whitening solutions, strips or whitening toothpastes can also be purchased over-the-counter for home use. However, you can’t go wrong with a professional whitening treatment that is done at your dentist’s office. You’ll get better results and can rest assured that the procedure will be safe, effective, and won’t take long.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Arizona Teeth Whitening Dentist Today

If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your smile due to stained teeth, call to schedule a free consultation with an Arizona teeth whitening dentist today. A professional dentist can show you different options that are available for teeth whitening and can help you choose the one that is right for you.  At Douglas Family Dentistry, our experienced staff will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.  Visit our website at douglasfamilydentistry.com or call us at 480-948-3680 and schedule a time to come in for a free consultation. Our gentle and compassionate staff will make you feel at home.