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Your smile may be the first thing that someone notices about you. If your teeth are grey, yellow or stained, you will naturally be self-conscious about your smile. If you are thinking about getting a brighter, whiter smile, you have many options.

There are toothpastes and mouthwashes that can advertise the ability to whiten your teeth. If you take a walk down the aisles of many grocery, retail or drug stores, you will find kits and gels that are designed to give you a brighter smile. But not all of these products may work for you, and before you make an significant changes or additions to your dental regimen, you should make an appointment to see your dentist to seriously discuss your options.

For a safe and effective tooth-whitening treatment, you should see Dr. Peggy Lovecchio at Love Family Dentistry. During an in-office treatment, the dentist will apply a gel to your teeth that will break up the stains and give you a brighter smile. It may take several applications, but you will notice a difference after the first treatment. You should also talk to the dentist about kits that you can take home to continue the treatments on your own.

Your teeth can be stained because of age, tobacco use, dark colored foods and drinks, or by neglecting to brush and floss properly. In some cases of disease or damage to your teeth, whitening may not work and you should talk with your dentist about other options to improve the look of your smile.

If you are interested in whitening your teeth, or if it is just time or your regular cleaning and exam, we’re here to help. If you live in the Roanoke, Virginia, area call 540-904-2300 today for an appointment.