The marketplace is loaded with offers that claim to be able to give you that smile if only you would buy and use their miracle product! So, the first step to take in quest of a whiter smile is to talk with your dentist and find out about the legitimate products and treatments that are available. For instance, whitening toothpastes that carry the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of acceptance have been tested and approved for what they claim to be.
The ADA also approves of bleaching, which can be effective in some cases, although not all. For instance, if you have bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth, those materials will not whiten and may stand out. If bleaching is an appropriate option for you, your dentist may do it for you in the office, or recommend to you an ADA-approved home-bleaching kit. In most cases, teeth that have yellowed will respond well to bleaching. Those that have gone brownish may not improve noticeably and those that have turned gray may not improve much at all. In some cases, veneers or bonding may be the only way to substantially change the appearance of a tooth.
As mentioned above, talk with your dentist about options that are appropriate for you in your pursuit of the best smile.
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