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Whitening Toothpastes Vs. Professional Whitening

THERE ARE A LOT OF WHITENING TOOTHPASTES available, so why bother with professional teeth whitening? Let’s start with a couple of definitions.

Whitening vs. Bleaching

There’s a difference between tooth “whitening” and tooth “bleaching”.

Whitening can remove surface stains including those caused by coffee, smoking, or certain types of food. The ADA’s Seal Of Acceptance for most whitening toothpastes states “The product is effective in helping to…whiten teeth by removing surface stains.”

Bleaching can whiten your teeth beyond their natural color. Think of it this way… If your hair is covered in mud you can clean it with shampoo. But, if you want to actually lighten your hair you’re going to need a bleaching agent. Professional bleaching does more than remove stains—it truly makes teeth whiter.

Be Careful With Whitening Toothpastes

A lot of whitening toothpastes contain abrasives (meant to scrub stains) that can irritate gums and wear down tooth enamel. Some should NOT be used more than once a day. Make sure to read labels. For a truly whiter smile, your best bet is professional bleaching.

We Offer A Variety Of Professional Whitening Options

Whiter teeth lead to more smiles and more confidence! That’s one reason why we’re excited to tell you about our safe and effective professional whitening options.

The first is our “at home” option. This involves us sending you home with custom-fit bleaching trays and tubes of bleach. You can use the bleach and trays to whiten your smile at your own convenience. It usually takes three to four applications.

The second option is our “in office” whitening. You sit back and watch TV or a movie in our office while we apply a more powerful bleach to your teeth. It usually takes a little over an hour and can give immediate results.

Please contact us with any questions you may have or to set up a smile whitening appointment. Feel free to call us or message us on Facebook.

We’re excited to help beautify your smile!


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