FAQs: Approaching Teeth Whitening

FAQs Approaching Teeth WhiteningOne of the most common topics we find ourselves covering when it comes to cosmetic treatment is achieving a whiter smile. You have likely noticed that at nearly every turn is a new product claiming to guide you toward a white, dazzling grin. When it comes to reaching your particular smile goals, we always suggest visiting us to discuss teeth whitening and similar options. Curious about weighing your variety of choices against one another and where to begin? Allow us to assist you with a few helpful answers to frequently asked questions.

FAQs About Teeth Whitening

Question: Should I begin by using toothpaste formulated to whiten my teeth? Or it is better to come directly to your practice if I want a whiter smile?

Answer: You may use this type of toothpaste to gently brighten your smile but the results may be only barely noticeable. The toothpaste – which may offer just a bit more power than regular toothpaste cannot do much for moderate to serious stains. Visiting us will offer the results you desire.

Question: I hear mixed reviews when it comes to over-the-counter (OTC) whitening products, like those from the drugstore. Are these a good idea or a bad idea?

Answers: You should avoid OTC teeth whitening products for a very simple reason. They can lead to sensitivity and damage but they will not allow you to achieve the noticeable whitening you seek.

Question: What can I expect if I visit you for a whiter smile? Do you offer a variety of treatments that will help me achieve a much-improved looking grin?

Answer: We will view your smile and figure out what type of discoloration is affecting your teeth. Then, we may suggest traditional teeth whitening, veneers, or even porcelain crowns to improve your smile.


At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our Santa Clarita Valley, CA office today at (661) 251-0480. We proudly serve residents of Canyon Country and Santa Clarita Valley, CA, as well as San Fernando, Los Angeles, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.