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Considering making your pearly whites a little brighter? You are not alone. Before you go and buy whitening toothpaste or strips at the store, however, it’s a good idea to be aware of all your options. This fun quiz can help you check your knowledge. Answers are at the bottom, but no cheating!

1. What is typically the most effectual form of teeth whitening?
a. Over-the-counter whitening toothpastes
b. Over-the-counter whitening strips or trays
c. Chairside teeth whitening
d. Whitening rinses

2. What products and practices instigate teeth stains?
a. Tobacco
b. Dark liquids like coffee, red wine or Coke
c. Brushing one’s teeth infrequently
d. All of the above

3. Upon what shade of teeth does whitening work best?
a. Yellow
b. Purple
c. Gray
d. Black

4. What separates in-office bleaching treatments from over-the-counter bleaching products?
a. The bleaching agent at the office is stronger but can only be used by a dentist.
b. Dr. Casey Witty can have whitening trays made that are custom fit to your mouth, while the over-the-counter strips and trays are generic.
c. In-office whitening is almost always a much faster option.
d. All of the above

Answers: 1. c. 2. d. 3. a. 4. d.

Would you like to schedule an in-office bleaching treatment in Nicholasville, Kentucky? Please call Witty Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 859-881-4633. Dr. Casey Witty and his professional team would be happy to make your smile sparkle!