It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Dental Stains
By Robert Dawe, DDS
May 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

A yellowing smile can be embarrassing, but our Granville, IL, dentists can help.teeth whitening

While whitening toothpastes and at-home kits can certainly help prevent new dental stains from forming, they aren’t exactly as effective at removing preexisting stains as one might hope. If you have noticed that your smile has lost its luster, don’t worry; our Granville, IL, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Robert Dawe and Dr. Evan Fielder, can help fix this issue.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand how stains happen. While it’s normal for your smile to fade throughout the years, certain things like smoking or consuming certain dark foods or drinks (e.g. red wine; coffee) can make your smile fade even faster.


Well, tooth enamel is porous, which means that these stains can penetrate the outermost layers of the tooth where it’s impossible to just scrub the stain away with regular brushing. While a stained smile doesn’t necessarily mean that your smile is unhealthy, most people aren’t happy with the way their smile looks.

Luckily, teeth whitening can change all this. The professional whitening gel that our Granville dentist uses contains a high percentage of active ingredient. The two main active ingredients found in whitening products are carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Both of these agents work by going in and breaking up the stain molecules within the outer layers of the tooth.

Since the whitening gel used in in-office whitening contains a significantly higher percentage of the active ingredient this means that we won’t have to leave the gel on your teeth nearly as long in order to achieve optimal results. In-office teeth whitening is one of the fastest ways to get a brighter smile and to remove stubborn, deep-set stains.

Furthermore, professional teeth whitening can have you walking out of our office in under an hour with a smile that’s several shades whiter. Many patients can even get the results they want after just one in-office whitening session. Now, how’s that for fast?

Are you interested in getting professional teeth whitening treatment in Granville, IL? Want to turn to our dental team to give you the smile you just can’t wait to show off? Then schedule your consultation at Granville Dental to find out how our cosmetic services could benefit your smile.