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Whitening treatments can help you achieve the bright and brilliant smile you deserve. Fortunately, there are over-the-counter treatments available that can give you the results you’re looking for within the walls of your own home.

The first treatment is using whitening toothpaste. For your benefit, whitening toothpaste contains gentle polishing and whitening agents that can effectively remove the discoloration from the surfaces of your teeth. The ingredients of the paste include carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which are great substances that can brighten the color of your smile by about one shade.

The second treatment is using whitening strips. Whitening strips are thin and clear and they fit over your teeth. Fortunately, they can brighten your smile in about two weeks because they are covered in a peroxide-based gel. When using the strips, you should place them over your teeth twice a day for 30 minutes each time.

The third treatment is using whitening gel. Whitening gel is a peroxide-based liquid that you can paint onto your chompers with a small brush. When using this product, please carefully follow the instructions because too much gel can harm your teeth and affect your gums. You should see whitening results within a few days.

As you can see, over-the-counter whitening treatments can help you achieve the bright and brilliant smile you’re searching for. However, they can only brighten minor surface stains, so if you suffer from severe tooth discoloration, it’s best to talk to Dr. Carlos M. Suadi about a professional whitening treatment. We provide in-office and take-home whitening systems for our patients seeking a brighter smile.

For more information or to schedule a visit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, please call BR Dental Care at 225-753-5885 and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping you find the best treatment for a white and brilliant smile!