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Here are some more whitenings tips from your North Hollywood Cosmetic Dentist. If you have not read our earlier post, you can find it HERE.

One step you can take to keep your teeth white and healthy is to ask your dentist to check the state of your fillings. Every filling eventually has to be replaced, as the material tends to last between 10 and 20 years. Because of this, your childhood dental work may be overdue for replacement. Fresh fillings can help prevent tooth decay and loss.

Additionally, if your teeth have shifted a great amount, you may want to consider orthodontics. Invisalign is the subtlest options for grown-ups, and the long-term benefit is large.

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Lastly, if you are looking to whiten your teeth, the biggest impact will come from teeth whitening. In-office treatments provide dramatic improvement. Addiitonally, home teeth whitening kits do exist, which often consist of whitening toothpastes or rinses. These items consist of polish and other non-bleach agents to either scrub off or chemically remove stains that are closer to the surface.

One note about teeth whitening is that whether you whiten with a toothpaste, strip, or rinse, you’re not likely to sensitize or harm your teeth: The old bleaches that abraded have been discontinued. Any sensitivity you experience should subside as soon as you stop whitening.

If you have any other questions about teeth whitening, your North Hollywood Cosmetic Dentist is happy to answer any questions you have.