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When surface stains penetrate deep into your teeth, your smile can rarely be brightened by retail-grade whitening products. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Philippe Athuil, might need to administer a dental bleaching treatment. The potent whitening agents and professional techniques he uses represent the safest and most effective way to remove stains from tooth enamel.

At the start of the dental bleaching treatment, Dr. Philippe Athuil will protect your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. A small amount of concentrated bleaching gel will then be poured into a tray that will be inserted into your mouth. This will penetrate the pores on your tooth enamel and dissipate the set-in stains.

The tray will need to be held in place for a few minutes. The total duration of the treatment will vary depending on the severity of your tooth stains. A special ultraviolet light might also be used to brighten your teeth further.

Once your teeth have been fully whitened, you might want to consider cutting back on dark foods and beverages. Some people also like to use whitening toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association to remove future surface stains before they have a chance to set in again.

If you have a darkly stained smile that needs whitening, you should call Philippe Athuil, DDS at 310-286-2241 to have your teeth professionally bleached in Beverly Hills, California.