What treatment options are available to whiten teeth?

Treatment options can vary depending on the cause of the discoloration and may include:

  • Using proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Avoiding foods and beverages that cause stains.
  • Undergoing a dental bonding procedure. (Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored material is applied to a tooth and hardened with a special light. The light ultimately ‘bonds' the material to the tooth to improve a person's smile, including the appearance of discolored teeth).
  • Applying veneers (dental veneers are custom-made ‘shells' of materials designed to cover the front surface of the tooth to improve a person's smile, including the appearance of discolored teeth).
  • Using over-the-counter whitening agents.
  • Seeing a dental professional who uses professional whitening products and procedures.

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