What Happens When You Whiten Your Teeth?

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Teeth whitening has been around long enough that there are plenty of products lining the shelves of your local store. There are whitening toothpastes, rinses, strips and other things you can use to give yourself a whiter, brighter smile.

Before you start any new dental regimen, you should talk with your dentist about the possible benefits, drawbacks and side effects of any product that you purchase over the counter. And by far and away, the safest, most effective tooth whitening procedure you can have is the one offered by our dentist, Dr. Samuel Lambrecht at Orangeburg Dental Associates in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Whether you choose an at-home or in-office procedure, your treatment will involve the use of peroxide to break up the stains on your teeth. When you come to our office, we will treat you with a gel for about 20 minutes to whiten your teeth. Although it may take several trips to get the shade you want, you should notice a difference after the first treatment. The dentist may also give you custom-made mouth trays and a weaker version of the whitening solution to use at home. Regular brushing and flossing will help keep your teeth white, and there are toothpastes available that fight stains. Limiting foods and drinks that can stain your teeth will help as well.

Whitening does not work for everyone. Serious stains or discoloration will require other treatments, and whitening will not fix stained cosmetic work.

If you are interested in whitening your teeth and would like to know more, contact our office at 803-534-1020 for an appointment. We can’t wait to see you!