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Are you looking for a brighter and whiter smile? There are multiple options to choose from when looking for ways to whiten your teeth. Dr. Christopher Layton and our dental professionals want to give you the best dental care and prevent any future problems as well as prevent sensitivity. Your teeth can become stained by multiple things such as:

– Foods and drinks that have pigments such as wine or coffee
– Enamel will wear down over time, which will show dentin (underneath enamel and more yellow)
– Smoking or using tobacco creates stains from nicotine and tar
– The tooth can create more dentin (yellow) if injured
– Medications can often cause side effects

Hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide are often found in teeth whitening products to help whiten teeth. Other ingredients such as chemical or polishing agents help to remove stains. Some ways to white your teeth include:

– At-home bleaching: mouthwashes and toothpastes
– In-office bleaching: a protective gel or shield is put over your gums by your dentist and bleach is applied
– Over-the-counter bleaching: tray-based bleaching systems purchased or recommended by your dentist, whitening gels, or whitening strips

When purchasing any products, look for the ADA seal of approval to get the best product. Give Calavera Hills Dental here in Oceanside, California, a call at 760-842-5876 to receive a consultation or schedule your teeth whitening appointment today!