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Did you know that your teeth get their coloration not from their outer layer of enamel, but from the layer of dentin underneath? And as we age, dentin naturally darkens in tint. So it is quite common to desire some kind of teeth whitening treatment from time to time. But there are many over-the-counter and professional whitening treatments available. Which is best for you?

Toothpaste – Many toothpastes purport whitening properties, but most contain only very mild whitening ingredients. At best, expect mild results.

Tray whitening – There are also many over-the-counter products that use tray appliances to more deeply brighten teeth. While these can be mildly to moderately effective, the bleaching gels they employ don’t have the same concentrated strength as those available from a dentist. Additionally, their trays may not fit properly, leading to uneven whitening and even injury to your gums.

Professional – The most reliable and effective way to have your teeth whitened is to come into Somerset Family Dental for a professional treatment. Not only are the products we use stronger, we can apply them in a controlled environment. Your teeth can be comfortably brightened several shades in a single appointment, and you can be sure of quality results.

If you are interested in brightening your smile, please call our Gilbert, AZ, office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon J. Ryff today!