Patients always ask us this question – and unfortunately, our answer is usually less than satisfying.
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Bottom line: If you want a truly white smile, a so-called “whitening mouthwash” isn’t going to cut it. Along with whitening toothpastes and at-home bleaching kits, these types of rinses may be effective for getting rid of surface stains that are discoloring your teeth. They don’t always work though, and are often a waste of money.
For safety’s sake, it’s best to avoid “do-it-yourself” mouthwashes as a tooth-whitening strategy. Your best bet all around is to make an appointment for a professional teeth whitening treatment. In-office teeth bleaching can get rid of all stains, while keeping other dental restorations in your mouth in-tact. Furthermore, we take great care in protecting your gums and oral tissues against hydrogen peroxide damage – which is the whitening agent.
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If you’ve been thinking about whitening your teeth, we just launched a great deal for all current and new patients: The annual Spring Bling Teeth Whitening Special.
Patients who book their teeth whitening appointments during May and June will get both their in-office whitening session and their own customized take-home teeth bleaching kit for nearly 40% off the regular price!
Now that’s something to smile about.