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Working to keep your teeth white can sometimes feel like a hopeless effort. But with the help of a whitening method, you can ensure your smile will always look its best.

One of the first steps you should take before purchasing or deciding on a tooth whitening system is talking with your dentist. Your dentist will discuss what procedure or method of whitening will work best for your teeth. There are some whiteners that may not correct the discoloration you have.

Please be aware that if you have dental veneers, caps, or dentures you will not be able to whiten those teeth. The chemicals used in most whitening systems are only effective when working with real teeth.

Your dentist may present different options for you, some of these whitening methods include:

• In-office whitening: This method of whitening, also called bleaching, typically is the more expensive whitening option but offers the quickest results. In your office visit, the dentist will apply a bleaching agent to your teeth and use a special light to speed up the process.
• At-home whitening: Peroxide-containing whiteners, found commonly as a gel or strip, are placed on the teeth for a few hours every day for a few weeks. There are many products on the market, so it’s a good idea to give your dentist a call first.
• Toothpaste: Located typically in your local drugstore or marketplace, whitening toothpastes help removed the surface stains that are located on your teeth.

Your teeth are important to us and you deserve a beautiful smile. Please contact our offices today at 484-704-7675 where our team is prepared to answer any questions or concerns you may have about whitening your teeth.