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If you’re looking for a way to whiten your teen smile, our Hawkins Family Dentistry team has the perfect tips for you! Teeth whitening is a great cosmetic dental treatment that can give you the smile results you are looking for in just a short amount of time. However, some treatments can be tricky and it’s important to make an educated decision when choosing a whitening product. So, to help you, our team recommends one of the following treatments:

Over-the-counter whitening
When it comes to over-the-counter whitening, there are many options, like whitening gel, whitening trays, whitening kits, and whitening toothpaste. However, some treatments can harm your gums, so it’s very important to ask your dentist for advice on the best and safest treatment.

In-office whitening
In-office whitening is a great option for many, especially because there are generally two different options available. The first option is customized whitening trays. This treatment involves your dentist making whitening trays that fit perfectly over your smile. Then, she will give you the whitening solution and instructions you need to brighten your smile at home. The second option is in-office whitening. This treatment involves your dentist covering your teeth with whitening solution and activating that solution with a special light. You will repeat this process three times, which should make your total appointment time around 45 minutes. You will leave our office with the smile you have always wanted.

Call 740-423-8416 today if you have any questions or if you are interested in finally whitening your smile with our in-office treatment. Dr. Lori Hawkins will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and get you started on a beneficial treatment right away. We look forward to helping you!