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With all of the thousands of foods and substances out there that can dye teeth, you may find that your chompers aren’t as white as they once were. Awesome news: wanting a whiter smile is more widespread than you might think, and there are a few different roads you can pursue if a brighter smile is your mission.

– Professional treatments. Chairside bleaching, also referred to as in-office bleaching, can be finished in as soon as one visit to our office. During this treatment, Dr. Laris Milligan will apply a protective coating gel to your gums before applying bleach to brighten your teeth.

– Toothpaste with whitening. Each toothpaste has abrasives that will help your pearly whites look whiter by eradicating plaque, but there are some special toothpastes that have materials for polishing and removing stains from your pearly whites. Be wary, though, because not all whitening toothpastes are made equally. As always, you can be certain in the toothpaste you purchase if it shows an ADA seal of approval.

– At-home products. There are many products on the market that bleach teeth. Many come in the form of whitening trays or strips. These generally contain less-concentrated bleach than what we use in the office, so you’ll likely have to use them for at least a week before you sense any results. Feel free to ask us extra about this type of whitening solution if you have additional questions.

We’d love to lend our assistance to you as you whiten your pearly whites. Have you scheduled your next appointment with our Wilmington, North Carolina, office? Please call our team at Laris W. Milligan at 910-799-5000 now so we can get you scheduled.