Anchorage, Alaska
4050 Lake Otis Pkwy, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99508
907-562-2820

How Effective Is Your Whitening Toothpaste? May 27, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
How Effective Is Your Whitening Toothpaste?, Anchorage, Alaska

The first thing a person often notices about someone is their smile, and a set of dazzling white teeth is always an instant attention grabber. The experts at Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, have mastered the art of removing accumulated coloration on teeth using their Zoom teeth whitening treatment, restoring your smile to a pearly finish in just an hour. While many people opt to stop into their dentist’s office for a teeth whitening treatment, it’s hard to pass the toothpaste section at the drugstore and not wonder if there’s another solution.

teeth whitening treatmentThe most important thing to know about the teeth whitening toothpaste you find in the store is that they don’t change the actual color of your teeth. Whitening toothpaste contains abrasive ingredients such as silica and works by scrubbing each surface of the tooth to remove stains. It’s important not to counteract these effects by staying away from discoloration culprits like coffee, red wine, and tobacco. With this in mind, it can take several weeks after the start of using teeth whitening toothpaste to see the results.

The effectiveness of this toothpaste also hinges on what color your teeth originally were. Unless you already have naturally white teeth, whitening toothpaste will not give you the same dramatic results as a Zoom teeth whitening treatment at the dentist. They also won’t be able to change the color of any dental work such as crowns and fillings.

For a quicker path to a brighter smile, book an appointment at Family First Dentistry for a teeth whitening treatment. Their options include Zoom in-office whitening using professional teeth whitening technology or at-home whitening trays custom fit for your teeth. Call (907) 562-2820 to schedule your next visit, or head to their website to see a full list of dental services. You can also find the team on Facebook and Twitter.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Family First Dentistry
Emergency Dentist Explains Why You Should Make a Dental Appointment Before 2018, Anchorage, Alaska
The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, and if you want to protect your smile — and your finances — you should add a dentist appointment to your schedule. Noting that...read more
A Guide to Wisdom Teeth Removal, Anchorage, Alaska
While the words “wisdom teeth removal” can conjure feelings of stress and anxiety, it’s actually a common dental procedure that is more like a rite of passage for most teenagers...read more
3 Facts You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal, Anchorage, Alaska
If you feel pressure behind your back molars, it might be your wisdom teeth trying to poke through the surface of your gums. Considered vestigial by today’s medical standards, wisdom...read more
Anchorage Dentist Explains What to Expect During Dental Implant Surgery, Anchorage, Alaska
Dental implants have proven to be the most effective solution for missing or damaged teeth. However, many patients don’t know too much about them, which is why the staff at First Fam...read more
What Is Sedation Dentistry?, Anchorage, Alaska
If you're nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, you don't need to be. Instead of worrying, ask your dentist about sedation dentistry. Those who offer this branch of dentis...read more