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5436 Commerce Street St. Francisville, LA 70775

How Are Teeth Whitened? Enamel, the first layer of tooth surface, is actually semitranslucent, or clear. The layer underneath the enamel, known as dentin, is typically yellow, but may be gray, brown or black. This hue is what is seen penetrating through the enamel. In order to whiten the dentin, a peroxide solution is placed on the enamel. This process opens the pores of the enamel, allowing the solution to reach the layer of dentin. The solution will then begin to lighten the dentin, resulting in the appearance of whiter teeth. Several brands of tooth-whitening products are on the market that all promise one thing — noticeable results. Professional in-office whitening, professional take-home whitening and over-thecounter whitening products remain the most common ways to whiten your teeth. It is important to have realistic expectations when evaluating your final results; it may take several treatments to achieve a whiter smile. Whitening results may not be permanent, as your teeth will naturally pick up stain from foods or beverages or from tobacco use. Remember to brush and floss daily, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and examinations. Tooth whitening results will vary from person to person, so chose an option that will suit your specific need and budget. ============= About Sullivan Dental Center: Sullivan Dental Center is your #1 choice for family dental & orthodontic services in St. Francisville, New Roads, Zachary, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Call us today at 225-224-8444 to schedule your appointment!

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