Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?

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Teeth whitening can be a fine way to improve the look of your smile. Do teeth whiteners really work? The answer depends on the type of teeth whitener you choose. Many teeth whitening products are available, but not all of them are equally effective.

Whitening toothpaste

These toothpastes use abrasives to scrub stains from the surface of your teeth. This can be effective for superficial stains but is not effective for deeper stains. Additionally, it can be hard on your dental enamel and can contribute to enamel wear.

Whitening strips

Strips are popular because they are affordable and easy to use. However, they contain low concentrations of the bleaching ingredient: peroxide. This means that you might have to use them more frequently and for longer periods to get the results you want, and your teeth might only lighten a few shades.

Professional whitening

Professional whitening uses prescription-strength peroxide formulas under the supervision of a dental professional. These whiteners can lighten your teeth eight or 10 shades or more with a single treatment, and the results last.

Call our tooth whitening dentist in Los Angeles to learn more about the best whitening products for your needs or to schedule an appointment with our team.

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