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If you could look at your teeth on a microscopic level, you would see small textures and pores in the mineral structures that make up your tooth enamel. When staining particles from dark foods and beverages become trapped in these microscopic textures, they can slowly penetrate the enamel.

If you haven’t been satisfied with your results from consumer-grade whitening products, your dentist, Dr. Carol Halloran, can administer a professional bleaching treatment in Waterloo, Iowa. This is the safest and most effective way to whiten the teeth in your smile.

At the start of the whitening treatment, Dr. Carol Halloran will apply a special gel or a rubber dam to your gums to protect them. Once this is done, she will then pour a small amount of the concentrated bleaching agent into a tray that is held in your mouth. Then, a special ultraviolet light might be used to eradicate the stains in the minute textures of the tooth enamel.

Afterward, it might be advisable to limit your consumption of dark foods and beverages or to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. This will help you maintain your white smile between dental cleanings.

If you want a bright, white and winning smile, you should call Crossroads Dental at 319.291.3908 to ask about a professional whitening treatment.