Magid Dental Care
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Do whitening toothpastes really work?

When looking for a way to brighten their smile, many patients have the misconception that professional teeth whitening is outrageously expensive or difficult. This may lead them to try over-the-counter products such as gels, strips, trays, and whitening toothpastes.

Whitening toothpastes work by using abrasive cleansers that polish away the stains on your teeth. While you may notice a subtle change, whitening toothpastes fail to address staining that occurs beneath the outer layer of your enamel. Teeth have microscopic pores where stains can collect. No amount of surface whitening can reach those areas. Additionally, abrasives can damage your teeth, gums, and restorations like crowns.

With our professional whitening system, we address the stains on your teeth from two angles:

First, we use professional strength in-office whitening to give you a substantial jumpstart to a bright smile. This one-hour treatment will brighten your teeth by several shades right from the start.

Next, we will send you home with a custom whitening system to continue your treatment and touch up your smile as needed. We will provide enough gel to get the job done and we also offer refills for future touch-ups.

With this dual-step treatment, you can achieve dramatic results quickly. Because you have trays at home, you can maintain your brighter smile for a lifetime.

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