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Teeth Whitening: What Works & What Doesn’t

Why do teeth turn yellow? It is one of the most common of dental questions. Followed up with: What can I do to make my teeth pearly white again? Teeth whitening has become a growing trend, but how do we know what works best for our precious teeth? Read on to see whitening do’s and don’ts.

In a report by the American Dental Association, there are two methods that whiten teeth, but only one should be considered. The method that uses bleaching products to go beneath the teeth’s enamel and bleaching it white. As well as the method that removes stains on top of the teeth’s enamel. Using chemicals that dye the teeth’s enamel is the only true way to whiten teeth. Not only is it less damaging to your teeth, but it also lasts longer. Using a superficial method incorrectly could potentially damage your teeth and lead to more stains.

Avoid using whitening toothpaste. In order to last, whitening chemicals need to be in contact with your teeth for a minimum of 20 minutes. They can cause further damage to your teeth because of their rough texture. You might be thinking: Should I use whitening strips? They are more effective than whitening toothpaste, but they commonly cause tooth sensitivity and can harm your gums.

Should I have my teeth professionally whitened and what’s the safest way to whiten my teeth?

Contact Central Park Dental Care to see if you would be a good candidate for professional whitening today. Getting perfect pearly whites will take some time and care. Our office recommends using custom, clear trays fabricated to hold whitening gel. This option will last and will finally give you those pearly whites you’ve been dreaming of.

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