Whitening your Teeth

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Teeth whitening is a great tool to enhance your pearly white smile.

Teeth whitening can be a great way to have a brilliant, bright white smile. There are many tools that can be used to brighten your pearly whites, such as in office treatments, at home treatments, and whitening toothpastes.  In office bleaching is where the teeth are whitened using a high powered UV light.  This procedure can take up to 2 hours, but it is the most effective and least time consuming way to bleach.  At home bleaching consists of bleaching trays, where bleach is put into a tray that has been molded to fit your teeth. Depending on the strength of bleach your dentist recommends, it is a daily treatment that takes 15 minutes to overnight.  This treatment can take about 2 weeks to see visible results.  Whitening toothpastes help to remove surface stain.  These do not contain bleaches, and will not change the coloring of your teeth.  There are some common side effects to bleaching your teeth like teeth sensitivity to cold and gum sensitivity as well.  Bleaching will not change the color of crowns or veneers, only your natural teeth.  Even then, not all teeth take the same to bleaching, so results will vary depending on your individual mouth.

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