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Everyone wants a dazzling smile. But life happens. Our teeth change color as we get older. It may be from age, an injury, or the food or drinks we consume. Your smile may be dimming because tobacco use. If you look in the mirror and your smile is a not as bright as it once was, maybe it’s time you talked with us about whitening your teeth. There are multiple products and processes you can use to whiten your teeth. But before you make a decision, you should sit down with your dentist and talk about your options.

There are toothpastes, strips, gels and kits that you can use at home to brighten your smile. Your dentist will also be able to recommend a whitening process that will work for your smile. Your dentist can also offer in-office or, at-home treatments that you can follow under his direction.

Even though many products are available over the counter, they should be used only as directed and only after you have talked with your dentist about how those products may affect your teeth. We can’t stress enough how important it is to come in and see us before you start any tooth-whitening procedure. Not every treatment is a good fit for everyone, and some products may adversely affect your teeth, dental work or your gums. While the effects may not be serious, they can be avoided. You should only begin a tooth-whitening process after an examination and consultation with your dentist.

Dr. Ben Taylor at First Care Dental in Louisville, Kentucky, will be happy to examine your teeth and discuss whitening procedures with you, and make a recommendation about which course of treatment is the best one for you. Call 502-893-5677 today to schedule an appointment with us.