• A younger woman smiling to show off her pearly white teeth.

    To whiten or not to whiten?

    One of the more common questions asked at the dentist office is, “Should I whiten my teeth?” The answer? It depends.

    There are a number of ways people can whiten their teeth. For some, whitening toothpaste is enough. For others, such products can increase tooth sensitivity. Other processes, like bleaching, can be effective for some while others see no noticeable results. If you’re not sure, ask your dentist first.

    Good oral hygiene practices are the best way to whiten your smile. But while white teeth are attractive, healthy teeth last the longest. So keep brushing and flossing daily and visit your dentist regularly.