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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

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Having questions when choosing a new dentist is a natural part of the selection process. We want you to feel confident in your choice and are honored that you are considering us to take care of your family's smiles. Listed below are some of the most common questions we hear in our office. If yours is not here. Just give us a call!

Teeth Whitening

After we brighten your smile, you can help keep your teeth white for longer by rinsing or brushing your teeth immediately after consuming stain-causing foods or drinks like tea, strawberries, beets, or coffee. So keep eating your delicious and colorful fruits, but brush or rinse afterwards to keep your teeth looking bright, white, and healthy.

While advertising toothpaste as “whitening” may be a good marketing tool, these toothpastes cannot truly offer a dramatic change in the color of your teeth. Some over-the-counter products can provide some improvement to the surface stains of your teeth, but may have little effect on the darker or deeper stains that can happen over time. Some whitening toothpastes also contain abrasives, which can mean sensitivity after regular use. The abrasives in whitening toothpaste may be too harsh for your teeth and ultimately do more damage than good.

A truly white smile can only be accomplished by bleaching your teeth with highly concentrated teeth whitening products under the supervision of an experienced dentist. We have both at our Peoria, AZ dental office. We welcome you to call and schedule a teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Dicello. He can go over our two types of whitening and help you make a decision that works best for you.

In-office teeth whitening - This provides you with great results in about an hour. Come in for your appointment and walk out with a whiter, brighter smile.

Take-home custom whitening trays - We design whitening trays that fit your teeth and bite perfectly. You will use a small dot of gel for each tooth and whiten your teeth each day for about two to three weeks. You can hold onto your trays for touch-up treatments in the future.


While everyone is different, some patients may experience slight sensitivity to the whitening agents. Shortening the length of time and frequency of use can lessen this sensitivity. Dr. Dicello is always available to address any concerns or questions you may have regarding tooth discomfort you may experience.

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