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Oral Health Articles - Brighten your Smile with a Whitening Treatment

If you’re like most people, you enjoy the small daily pleasures found in drinking a cup of coffee before work or sipping a glass of wine with dinner. But have you considered the effects those and other beverages can have on the color of your teeth? Coffee, wine, sodas, cigarettes and many other products can stain a person’s teeth over time.

In these cases, many people turn to the power of whitening procedures to restore the luster and beauty of their teeth. There are a number of choices when it comes to whitening your teeth, including at-home products, but the most powerful and effective methods can be found right in your dentist’s office.

Known as chairside bleaching, in-office whitening treatments often take about 30 to 60 minutes and can sometimes continue over a few sessions. During the procedure, the dentist will place a protective gel or rubber shield over the patient’s teeth before applying the bleaching agent.

The American Dental Association adds that the dentist will often use a special light or even a laser to enhance the effects of the agent. After completing the treatments, most dental patients find that their teeth are multiple shades whiter, particularly those who have yellow-stained teeth, as opposed to brown or gray tones.

To get started illuminating your own smile, schedule an appointment with a dentist on your True Dental Discounts, dental plan and ask about the best whitening methods for your teeth. What a bright idea!

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