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If you are interested in whitening your smile, then you are probably considering all of the many teeth whitening treatments available, like over-the-counter, at-home, and professional treatments. Little did you know, you shouldn’t just pick a treatment and begin. It’s best to select the best treatment that is right for your smile. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Mark Simpson, is happy to share some teeth whitening facts with you.

Fact No. 1: Whitening your smile might be difficult if you have dental crowns, dental veneers, dental fillings, and other dental restorations in your smile. This is because the restorations are made of a material that isn’t affected by the whitening agents the way the tooth enamel is. However, there is still hope in whitening your teeth. You can use over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and mouthwash to eliminate the minor stains. You can also avoid tooth-staining foods and drink tooth-staining beverages through a straw.

Fact No. 2: You can always find a whitening treatment that fits your busy schedule. If you’re too busy to repeatedly use an over-the-counter whitening treatment, an in-office, professional whitening treatment might be for you. All it takes is a quick trip to our office and you’ll have a whiter smile in just one appointment. If you’re too busy to go into our office for a treatment, you can always use an over-the-counter, at-home treatment and whiten your smile throughout time while you drop the kids off at school, run to the grocery store, and play family games.

To learn more about teeth whitening in Charleston, West Virginia, please reach out to our dental team at Simpson Dental Associates by dialing 304-342-6162. When you contact us, we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to your phone call!