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Are your teeth yellowed or stained? Do you hide your smile because you’re embarrassed by your teeth? You can brighten your smile with any number of safe tooth whitening treatments, but how to decide which one?

Before you make any decision, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that anyone considering tooth whitening should first have an exam and consult with a dentist about the best tooth whitening system for you.

Over-the-counter tooth whiteners, like whitening strips, are safe, but some of them are acidic, and this can wear away your tooth enamel. A study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that half of the people who have used such whitening treatments experience some sensitivity or even pain afterwards.

You may have already heard of Zoom! in-office tooth whitening. It’s one of the most well-known systems. Dr. Sneed uses Zoom! for her patients to lighten their teeth up to 10 shades whiter in just one visit. She also prescribes Opalescence® custom whitening trays for her patients who would rather whiten their teeth at home. Opalescence is the only doctor-prescribed tooth whitening treatment that is accepted by the ADA and is significantly more effective than drugstore products.

If your teeth are stained or you just want a lift for a special occasion, please contact us for an appointment with Dr. Sneed. A white smile from Sneed Dental Arts is your best bet for a beautiful smile that’s uniquely you.