Some commercially available "teeth whitening toothpaste" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these teeth whitening products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth's enamel. These products actually change the color of your teeth but are only effective on certain types of stains.
They are also not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as dental crowns, dental bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).
Professional teeth whitening performed by Dr. Lee Simon and his dental staff is considered to be the most effective and safest method in Erie, PA. Done properly, teeth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter teeth whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions are followed closely. To learn more about our professional teeth whitening in Erie, PA, contact Dr. Lee Simon today!