Professional teeth whitening is faster, more effective, and longer lasting then treatments you find over the counter. There are also many over the counter products that could work for certain individuals better than others. Teeth can stain and darken overtime. Some common reasons for staining are: natural aging processes, staining foods, such as coffee, tea, red wine, etc. Some teeth are formed with naturally darker shades or areas that are demineralized (chalky looking). These teeth are less likely to whiten or brighten. However, every mouth and tooth is different. Today we are lucky to have many options on the market for teeth whitening that can address even the toughest stains. If you are interested in whitening, please bring up your concerns with us and we will work with you to meet every individual’s needs.