So many products claim to whiten your teeth ― toothpaste, mouthwash, baking soda ― but if it’s a white smile you’re after, you need to book an appointment for a cleaning and a check up by the dentist.
The dentist will be able to determine whether a bleaching treatment will have the desired result. This step is especially important for patients with fillings, root canal treatments, crowns and/or with extremely dark stains on the front teeth.
Staining can be on the outside surface of the tooth, caused by food or tobacco and may become darker with age. This external kind of stain can be bleached away.
Some staining can occur internally. This can discolour the teeth from the inside out and cannot be bleached away. With all of the above possibilities, it is best to see your dentist and be properly informed as to whether or not whitening is the answer for you.
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