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Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist about Teeth Whitening


Are your teeth as white as they used to be? Have you noticed dulling or discoloration in your smile? A clean, white smile can make a striking first impression, but few people actually have one. Over time, your teeth collect stains from substances such as coffee, tea, red wine, cola, overexposure to fluoride, various medications, smoking, and even some foods. While some toothpastes contain fluoride that whiten your teeth one or two shades over several weeks and months, many people are in need of a faster, more efficient teeth whitening solution. Where should you look for a teeth whitening?

The best place to look for an effective teeth whitening is your cosmetic dentist. Television and Internet ads frequently display “miracle” do-it-yourself whitening solutions, but many of these can be dangerous and even harmful to your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist is trained, experienced, and up-to-date on the most modern, safe teeth whitening techniques. By getting a professional teeth whitening under the supervision of a cosmetic dentist, you can have peace of mind that your smile will come out looking natural, white, and healthy.

It is especially important to discuss with your cosmetic dentist which teeth whitening system would work best with your smile. Depending on the location, color, and number of fillings, tooth restorations, and deep discoloration in your smile, some teeth whitening systems will be more or less effective. According to the American Dental Association, “yellow-ish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all.” The best way to find out which teeth whitening solution will revive your smile best is to call and make an initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist.

Most cosmetic dentists offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening systems. Take-home teeth whitening systems are usually less expensive and take several days or a few weeks to effectively whiten teeth several shades lighter. In-office teeth whitening generally uses a special light that speeds up the whitening agent in the whitening gel, allowing you to walk out with a whiter smile in just one office visit.

To whiten your smile to look its best, contact a Crown Council member cosmetic dentist to find out the best teeth whitening solution for you. By using the search tool on this page, you can find a highly qualified cosmetic dentist near you.