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Many individuals would like their smile to be whiter than it is right now. If you are one of those people, there are many options available to you. We’ll address a few of them in this post; feel free to call us with any questions.

In-office whitening treatment is the most effective way to whiten teeth. Our team can noticeably brighten your smile and remove stains. In-office whitening is also the fastest way–it typically takes about an hour.  At-home treatments from your dentist are also effective, particularly if you want to touch up the work done in-office previously. At-home treatment also allows you to brighten your smile over a longer period of time, which can be appealing for some people.


There are several over-the-counter options available for bleaching or otherwise whitening your teeth. The most popular of these are toothpastes, whitening strips, and whitening gels. Whitening toothpastes are especially effective if your smile only needs to maintain its whiteness. Whitening strips or gels are useful to bring your smile a few shades lighter and are often comparable in effectiveness.

Over-the-counter products will take longer than whitening materials from your dentist. Additionally, some products sold as whiteners may damage tooth enamel. Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on ANY teeth whitening product you buy to ensure you are getting a safe and effective product. You can also ask our team for recommendations!

For more information, call Slidell Family Dental Care in Slidell, Louisiana, at 985-643-4553.  Dr. Kent Stasney and our team look forward to helping you achieve the whiter smile of your dreams!