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If you have ever felt a little self-conscious about your smile, you are not alone. Many people aren’t completely satisfied with the look of their teeth. While some teeth require more intensive procedures like veneers to reach their full potential, often a whitening procedure can give a patient the smile he or she is looking for.

Whitening processes vary in strength from a specialty toothpaste to in-office procedures, and can be effective on a variety of teeth. It can remove or lighten staining and discoloration caused by food, medication, tobacco, age, and conditions such as fluorosis. In-home methods do not typically produce as dramatic results because the whitening agents available over the counter are not as strong. These can be found in toothpastes, whitening strips, or even tray-based treatments. Results are usually seen within a couple of weeks. You should consult with Dr. Ernesto Prida before starting a home whitening regimen, since negative effects can result from inappropriate use.

For a faster, more powerful whitening experience, come to A Plus Smiles. We can accomplish in one visit what might take weeks or even be impossible for in-home treatments with a professional grade whitening gel. Teeth can be safely whitened several shades in one treatment.

Keep up with the brightness of spring by giving your smile a good polishing. Call our Edinburg, TX, office to determine which kind of whitening treatment is best for you.