Whitening Your Teeth for a Better and Brighter Smile

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Do you wish for whiter smile you can show off all the time? With the comfortability of whiter and brighter teeth, you can have the confidence to smile more. Dr. Scott Fellows and his dental professionals here at Fellows and Smink Dental Associates want to help provide your best smile through bleaching here at our office or recommending a product that will work for you.

Tooth whitening products and options can be found at your local store, pharmacy, and your dentist’s office. Always look for the ADA (American Dental Association) seal of approval to make sure you are getting the right whitening care as well as the protective and well-tested products. These products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to help white teeth as well as elements to remove stains and polish the teeth.

Some options include obtaining at-home treatments such as whitening mouth rinses, toothpastes, or bleaching trays. Bleaching trays can be recommended by your dentist and purchased over-the-counter. Your dentist can use bleach to whiten your smile at their dental clinic by placing gel or a cover to protect your gums.

Avoid discoloration and stains by drinking less wine or coffee that contain stainable pigments, avoid smoking, using tobacco, and gaining tooth injuries. Teeth tend to create more dentin when injured, showing underneath the enamel if broken off or enamel is worn down. Dentin is one of the main components of the tooth, underneath the enamel.

If tooth sensitivity should occur, stop using the product and consult with your dentist what steps you can take. Give our dental professionals at Fellows and Smink Dental Associates here in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, a call at 570-622-0331 today for an appointment or to discuss with your dentist which tooth whitening product is best for you.