Whitening is a permanent change to the teeth, though those changes can be reversed by things like coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas and smoking.

Whitening is a safe procedure for people over age 13, when done in moderation. Teeth whitening during pregnancy is not recommended.

There are many products available that work specifically with sensitive teeth so that the whitening process is very comfortable.

Dental professionals suggest that to brighten your teeth without looking fake is the use your whites of your eyes as a guide.

There is maintenance regimen that follows teeth whitening. Depending on the shade of white you’re looking to achieve this could be a single 30-minute session once every 6 months or sooner.

There are different ways to whiten teeth, but dental professionals agree that the most effective way to achieve a white smile is through a combination of in-office and take-home whitening.