- Can my teeth be whitened? What is the effect of whitening?
- All permanent teeth are slightly off-white in color. Some teeth are darker due to defects in tooth formation or from taking certain medications while young. Other reasons for teeth discoloration are certain types of food and drink consumed.
Professional teeth whitening can help in most situations. Generally, off-the-shelf whitening toothpaste isn’t as effective as professional whitening but they are helpful in maintaining the color stability of your teeth after professional whitening.