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What causes teeth to change color?
There are several reasons why your teeth may become discolored or stained over time. Some of the most common reasons for teeth staining include:

– Age
– Bright or dark food and beverages
– Trauma
– Smoking and chewing tobacco
– Some medicines

How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening products usually contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The whitening product breaks up stains on the teeth, so the stain appears less concentrated and the teeth appear brighter and whiter.

What are my whitening options?
If you are a candidate for teeth whitening, there are two professional bleaching options that our doctor can provide. In-office bleaching can often be done in just one visit to our office. A protective gel or a rubber shield will be applied to your gums. The bleaching product is then applied directly to the teeth. If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, at-home whitening may be right for you. Our doctor can provide you with a custom-made whitening tray, which you should wear as recommended with the bleaching product.

We invite you to call us at 503.649.7011 today to learn more about teeth whitening in Aloha, Oregon, and to schedule a visit with Dr. Valerie Foster.