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                                                                        TOOTH WHITENING FACTS

 

Why use dental office dispensed whiteners?

 

The concentration of the whitening product is higher from the dental office.  The at-home whiteners will show results after about 5-7 days and are recommended for use for two weeks.

 

How white will my teeth get?

 

The concentration of the whitening agent, the length of application or wear time, and the natural shade of your teeth will determine how quickly your teeth will lighten.  Remember, the goal is to lighten your teeth, not make them "white".

 

How long will my teeth stay white?

 

Any whitening product will require touch-ups every couple of months depending on your eating and brushing habits and the natural color of your teeth. 

 

The whitening procedure wil not change the color of tooth-colored (plastic) fillings, so they may look darker.  Also, any existing crowns or bridges will not whiten.