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Dr. Benjamin Vela and Dr. Allan Ng understand that it’s inconvenient to have a dull, yellow, and unattractive smile. Therefore, we are happy to give you the information you need about over-the-counter whitening treatments in Corpus Christi, Texas, so you can brighten your teeth within the walls of your own home.

The first treatment is using whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste can brighten your smile if you use it twice a day in your oral hygiene routine. It does not usually contain bleach, but it typically contains carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which are whitening agents that help remove the stains from the surfaces of your teeth. Generally, the whitening toothpaste can bring your smile one shade lighter and can help remove unattractive stains.

The second treatment is using whitening strips. Whitening strips are thin and nearly invisible. They are coated with a whitening peroxide gel and they fit right over your teeth. Typically, you will need to wear a whitening strip twice a day for 30 minutes. Within about two weeks, you should start seeing whiter smile results.

The third treatment is using whitening gel. Whitening gel is a clear, peroxide-based liquid that you can apply to your chompers with a little brush. Each treatment will have specific instructions for giving you the white, bright, and healthy smile you deserve, so make sure you follow those instructions so you keep your smile protected during treatment.

Now, no matter which product you choose, it’s important to use one that has been approved by the American Dental Association. If the treatment has this seal of approval, it means it is safe and effective for your smile and your whitening goals. For more information and details, call Vela Dental Centers Southside today at 361.994.4900. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can!