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The tooth-polishing treatment in your regular dental checkup or the professional tooth-bleaching treatment administered by your dentist, Dr. Derek C. Barnes, will only whiten your teeth for a limited amount of time. If you enjoy dark foods and beverages on a regular basis or if you use tobacco, you will need to find a way to mitigate stains on a daily basis.

Brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste is a convenient way of removing mild surface stains from your teeth before they have a chance to set in. However, the hydrogen peroxide concentration of whitening toothpaste can only brighten minor stains.

You should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance before purchasing a particular brand of whitening toothpaste. The seal proves that the toothpaste has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

If your teeth are already moderately or deeply stained, stronger whitening measures are required to effectively whiten them.

Dr. Derek C. Barnes can administer a professional tooth-bleaching treatment at Derek C. Barnes, DMD to safely and effectively whiten any degree of staining. Once your teeth are beautifully whitened, you can then maintain their luster and brightness by brushing your teeth with whitening toothpaste.

If you would like a better understanding of your whitening options in Charlotte, North Carolina, please call our office at 704-849-6700 to set up an appointment.