Many people would cite the color of their teeth as something they would like to improve about their smile. Products that whiten your teeth are commonly available over the counter at many department and drug stores. If you have considered whitening your teeth, you should be advised that your dentist can provide a whitening treatment that exceeds the effect of over-the-counter whitening. You can also speak to your dentist about the benefits of whitening, and the limits of its effectiveness. Whitening is a cosmetic procedure, and not related to your overall health, and you should ensure that it is the right process for you.
False! Whitening treats stains in your enamel, but if your teeth are discolored from another cause, it will have less effect.
True! The bleaching gel used by your dentist will break up stains in your tooth enamel, but it will not remedy stains in porcelain veneers, or a dental crown.
True! Your dentist can provide you with a custom-fitted mouth guard and a supply of prescription-strength whitening gel, and instruct you on how to properly perform the whitening treatments at home.
False! Dental bonding can fix the color of a flawed tooth. It is commonly used to restore the color of a tooth that has darkened after physical trauma. Porcelain veneers can also be used to address issues with tooth color.