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Is your teeth whitener safe? Many teeth whitening products are not regulated or approved by a governing body to ensure they are what they claim. Because of this, you should always tread carefully when selecting a tooth whitener, and seek out the advice of a professional. Our team at Hansen Dental Care would love to help you achieve the results you are looking for. Listed below are some common questions, guidelines, and tips to help you in your quest for your ideal tooth whitening treatment:

TRUE or FALSE: Teeth whitening treatments make your teeth stronger.
– This is false. Teeth whitening treatments are used to eradicate stains and improve discoloration issues. Teeth whitening products should never be used to improve oral hygiene or as a replacement to brushing or flossing.

Why should we want a whiter smile?
– With teeth whitening treatments, you can improve the shade color of your teeth, remove stains, improve your feeling of self-worth and self-esteem, and make you more socially acceptable by potential employers, friends, and your peers.

What are the three main teeth whitening treatment options?
– In-office professional treatments are considered the highest rated teeth whitening treatments available, as they are safe, customized to your dental profile, and administered directly by licensed professionals. At-home products are given by your dentist for at-home use and are effective and safe. Over-the-counter products are unregulated and some can be potentially dangerous to your teeth and gums. Always speak with your dentist before using treatments purchased from a store or online.

If you would like a professional tooth whitening treatment from Hansen Dental Care at our dentist office in Pasadena, California, please contact us at 626-793-2273. Dr. Robert E. Hansen Jr., DDS and the rest of our team will ensure you get the perfect smile you desire.