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Do you want to make your smile a little brighter? You’re not the only one; teeth whitening is a very popular practice. Before you invest in over-the-counter whitening toothpaste or whitening strips, however, you may want to be aware of all your choices. This quiz can help you check your facts:

1. What is usually the quickest and most useful type of teeth whitening?
a. Over-the-counter whitening toothpastes
b. Over-the-counter whitening strips or trays
c. In-office teeth whitening
d. Over-the-counter whitening rinses

2. What products and practices initiate teeth stains?
a. Tobacco
b. Dark liquids
c. Inconsistent teeth brushing
d. All of the above

3. Upon what shade of teeth does whitening work best?
a. Yellow
b. Purple
c. Gray
d. Black

4. What separates in-office bleaching treatments from over-the-counter bleaching products?
a. The whitening product at the office is more powerful and can only be used by a professional.
b. Dr. Gary K. Walden can have whitening trays made that are custom fit to your mouth, while the over-the-counter strips and trays are generic.
c. In-office whitening brightens your teeth at a faster rate.
d. All of the above

Answers: 1. c. 2. d. 3. a. 4. d.

Would you like to book an in-office bleaching treatment in Bowling Green, Kentucky? Just call Family Dental Care at 270.282.0909. Dr. Gary K. Walden and his professional team will enjoy helping your smile sparkle!