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Do you ever wonder what you can do to have a brighter, more radiant smile? You probably know that whitening your teeth is an option, but do you know what you can do to enjoy the best results possible?

As you probably know, a smile is an essential part of making a good first impression. Similarly, you know that having a whiter smile can have a huge impact on a person’s confidence and quality of life.

Tooth discoloration is caused by several issues, such as aging, certain medications, fluorosis, and even cavities. Fortunately, there are a variety of options available for whitening your teeth—however, there are a few things you should do in order to get the best results possible.

Generally, you should visit a dentist for a whitening. Granted, you can buy an over-the-counter kit, but Dr. Walden, Dr. Walden, or Dr. Walden will be able to look over your mouth and warn you about potential complications. For example, did you know that if you have plaque buildup, you could end up with an uneven whitening. At Family Dental Care, our team will remove plaque buildup before you whiten your teeth. Similarly, if your gums are inflamed, the bleach solution may irritate your gums. Also, if you have a cavity or cracked tooth, the whitening process could be painful.

Finally, any dental work you’ve had could affect the whitening process. You see, restorations—such as bonded teeth, crowns, or fillings—won’t change color during a whitening, which can lead to multi-colored smiles.

To learn more about the best whitening possible, please feel free to give us a call at 270.282.0909. We look forward to meeting you!