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Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Evan
Does Teeth Whitening Work?Teeth discoloration can occur due to several reasons. Age, consuming certain foods, and smoking are some of the causes of stained teeth. Luckily, at-home whitening products such as toothpaste, gels, or strips can help to restore your bright smile. These products are easy to get and are effective in removing teeth stains.

Unfortunately, you may need multiple tries or use the whitening kit regularly to get effective results. In addition, home teeth whitening kits can only brighten your teeth by a few shades. While the whitening kits are safe to use, they can irritate the gums if used incorrectly. For this reason, it is good to work with a professional dentist throughout your teeth-whitening journey. Here are 2 reasons why you should seek professional help for teeth whitening:

Diagnose the Underlying Cause of Tooth Discoloration

As you are aware, discolored teeth happen due to various reasons. Hence, the best treatment for tooth discoloration may depend on the root cause. For instance, a discolored tooth on the outer tooth surface may result from dark beverages, smoking, and bacteria buildup. You can effectively treat this discoloration by using whitening gels or strips. However, discoloration inside the tooth can result from tooth decay or old filling, and teeth whitening alone cannot fix this. A dentist may need to treat the decayed tooth or change the filling before whitening the teeth.

Good Results

Whitening toothpaste and mouth rinses do little when whitening the surface of the teeth. While the whitening strips and gels may give good results, you may not get the shade you want. Fortunately, in-office teeth whitening offers reliable results. This treatment can give you up to eight shades whiter in just one appointment. Contact us, and our dentists will guide you on the right solution for your discolored teeth.
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