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This Thanksgiving, treat your mouth to a white smile. Even if your oral hygiene slipped a bit in the past few months, there is no better time to come in and get a professional cleaning. However, if a healthy set of teeth and gums is not enough, Dr. Howard Glassman can make sure you get the top of the line teeth-whitening treatments to go along with it. There is still time to get the white smile you’ve always dreamed of for this holiday season.

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 our wonderful dentists at Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, by calling us at 909-860-0321. You can also visit our office in Diamond Bar, California. Let us help you find your best tooth-whitening system for a brighter, whiter smile today!