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Professional Teeth Whitening: In Our Office or on the Go!

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Professional teeth whitening became popular in the late 1980s, and now it is the most requested cosmetic procedure in most dental offices.

It’s not hard to see why; the process is fast, comfortable, and a relative bargain considering the transformations it can achieve. Over the years, the procedure and materials used have been refined, and now anyone with good oral health can enjoy the benefits of a sparkling smile.

Convenient Teeth Whitening Options

In-Office Treatment

The first step is a professional dental cleaning to ensure that your teeth are free of plaque and tartar that can lead to uneven whitening. Next, your dentist will use a shade guide so you can choose the sample ...

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How do Whitening Toothpastes Work, and How Effective are They?

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When you go shopping you probably encounter a myriad of options for removing dental discoloration, such as over-the-counter strips or whitening toothpastes. There is no shortage of possible solutions to teeth stains. Whitening toothpastes are an especially popular option people often turn to brighten teeth. However, do whitening toothpastes work? Can you really achieve a brighter smile by using them?

 How Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

Toothpaste that brightens your teeth does so due to special ingredients. For example, many contain an abrasive material that gently buffs away surface stains. Others contain Hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals designed to break down discoloration. A few contain a chemical known as blue coveraine, which can ...

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