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With all the teeth whitening systems out there, it’s hard to decide what is going to work best for your mouth. From toothpastes to professional whitening products, it can feel overwhelming. You shouldn’t be stressed about a decision for your teeth, which is why our team is going to give you some basic information on having your teeth whitened by the dentist.

What is tooth whitening? Tooth whitening is a quick and effective way of lightening your teeth without taking anything away from the surface of the tooth itself. The chemicals that are used are meant to lighten the tooth pigment, not change the color completely.

You should also know that tooth whitening is not a permanent solution. If you expose your teeth to foods and beverages that increase the risk of staining, you may see the whiteness of your smile fade within a month. Consider waiting at least a year before introducing these foods and beverages to your teeth.

Remember that everyone is going to have different results, not all teeth are the same. Be sure to talk to your dentist before making a decision on what whitening solution will work best for you.

Looking for fast results? Consider in-office whitening from your dentist. This procedure usually last less than an hour and gives immediate results. But keep in mind, this method of treatment tends to be the more expensive approach.

If you are considering teeth whitening and have more questions, feel free to give our office a call at 770-787-6453.