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Did you know that a single professional teeth whitening treatment administered at your dentist’s office can improve the color of your teeth by up to 10 shades? However, not all teeth whiteners are as safe and effective as professional treatments, so always speak with your dentist before trying any unknown whitening product. For more information about whitening your teeth, take the following quiz:

What is teeth whitening therapy?
a.) A therapy designed to restore or replace missing or lost teeth
b.) A dental therapy that can naturally whiten teeth by removing stains and discolorations
c.) A form of dentistry focused on preventing oral infections
d.) A service that uses dental paint to whiten teeth

True or False: Lasers can sometimes be used to activate gels that whiten teeth.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Professional whitening treatments given at a dentist office are the safest and highest quality whitening treatments.
a.) True
b.) False

What are the risks of using teeth whiteners that are not approved by your dentist?
a.) Tooth enamel damage
b.) An increase in tooth sensitivity
c.) Bleached gums
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: b, a, a, d

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Richard Barton DDS to see if you are a candidate for a professional whitening treatment, please call our dentist office in Henderson, Nevada at 702-456-1147. Dr. Richard Barton and the rest of our team look forward to enhancing your smile!