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If brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings are keeping your teeth clean, but you are unsatisfied with the shade of color your teeth exhibit, there are some cosmetic options available to you, including veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening treatments.

Knowing which teeth whitening treatments are going to work best for you is the most important task you can take when thinking about whitening your teeth. Some products on the market can be hazardous to your teeth and gums, so exercise caution before purchasing any. Here are some important reminders to remember:

– Speak with your dentist at Laura Miller DDS before choosing a tooth whitening product.
– Be careful not to keep your whitening product in longer than specified. Failure to follow directions as specified can cause gum irritation, tooth sensitivity, or bleaching of your gums.
– The three most common forms of teeth whitening treatments are in-office professional treatments, dentist-provided at-home treatments, or over-the-counter treatments. In-office professional treatments are universally considered the safest and most effective form of teeth whitening treatment.
– With the proper use, a whitening product can drastically improve the color of your teeth, and in some cases, professional whitening treatments can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades in a single hour.

If you seek a whiter, brighter smile without any cosmetic procedures such as dental veneers or crowns, teeth whitening treatments are a great alternative. If you would like your teeth whitened by Dr. Laura Miller, please schedule an appointment at our office at 860-346-6872. We are located in Middletown, Connecticut, and would love to see you soon. Whiten your teeth with us today!