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Did you know that your teeth get their color from their inner layer of dentin and not the outer enamel? Enamel is actually translucent. And as we age, dentin naturally yellows. This means that even with effective brushing, our teeth will end up getting darker over time. There are a wide variety of whitening treatments available to help get teeth bright again.

The thing with most of those whitening treatments, though, is that they are not terribly strong. Whitening toothpastes and other over-the-counter products may be able to lift surface stains, but the strength of their whitening components is quite low. That said, they can still cause real damage to both your teeth and your gums. Safe, lasting whitening is best achieved with a professional treatment.

At Algiers Dental Associates, we offer both in-office and at-home whitening treatments. Take-home kits make use of custom trays you fill with our professional-grade whitening solution at your convenience. You will quickly be able to notice results.

Our in-office treatment is even quicker. Your teeth can be brightened several shades in as little as a single visit. We use a special light to activate whitening ingredients in our whitening gel, expediting the whole process.

If you have been thinking about whitening your teeth, please call our dental office in New Orleans, LA, to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Hobgood. It’s time to have the bright smile you deserve.