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The days of Hollywood superstars being the only ones with pearly white teeth are long gone. Now anyone with a penchant for smiles for miles can have the ultimate ivory-color upgrade and a radiant shine that lasts. Our outstanding dentists at Gemma Tanglao Dalton, DDS are here to help you get the smile of your dreams. The first and most important step is making sure you know the differences between each type of system and their advantages.

There are three types of teeth whitening systems available: by dentists done in-office, by dentists for at-home use, and over the counter. With a safe, effective tooth-whitening treatment, your result could last for over a year.

In-office whitening is the safest and most effective. You can have your teeth whitened up to 10 shades. In addition, your gums are protected from the materials in the treatment. In many of the best whitening systems, there is a special feature that can actively protect tooth enamel from damage.  The whitening trays are also custom fitted to your teeth, resulting in a much cleaner, tighter, whiter, and brighter result.

Dentists may also recommend specific teeth whitening products for at home use.

Over-the-counter whitening systems can be hit-or-miss. Many of the products can be dangerous to your teeth and gums, and some have shown to not even work at all.  Before using any over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, please consult your dentist.

Always remember to properly care for your teeth and gums. If you experience any tooth discomfort or tooth sensitivity with any product, be sure to consult your dentist.

If you are interested in teeth whitening, you can schedule an appointment with Gemma Tanglao Dalton, DDS, by calling us at 817-571-1667. You can also visit our office in Bedford, Texas. Let us help you find your best  tooth-whitening system for a brighter, whiter smile today!