Quizzing you on Teeth Whitening

Smiling White Teeth CoupleDo you want a whiter smile by summer? If you think a brighter grin will make you look younger, you’re actually right. Whitened teeth are one of the most drastic, non-invasive, fast cosmetic dental options out there. Known to bring new life to a dull grin, Pella dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen, whitens teeth all the time. Do you want to learn more? Try this fun true or false quiz.


Q1. True or false – Teeth whitening dates back to the Egyptians.
Q2. True or false – Over-the-counter whitening kits are a viable option if your regular dentist doesn’t offer professional whitening.
Q3. True or false –  You’ll receive good results by whitening your teeth, but no one will notice exactly what’s different about you.


A1. TRUE – The use of pulverized pumice and wine vinegar mixed into a whitening solution goes all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. In the 1800s, barbers got aggressive with teeth whitening, using nitric acid poured into holes they drilled in the teeth of their “patients.” Thankfully, whitening has evolved to better results with less invasion.
A2. FALSE – There are certainly hundreds of whitening products available in your local drugstore. Whitening toothpastes, mouthrinses, gels, and strips are easy to find whether you shop in person or online. While many of these products may offer small results, they simply don’t deliver the level of whitening they claim. Don’t be fooled by low prices. If you want safety and effectiveness, turn to Dr. Allen for professional teeth whitening.
A3. FALSE – As long as you rely on a professional like Dr. Allen to help you through your whitening process, you are likely to have a smile which is noticeably brighter (to the tune of seven to 10 shades). Whitening gel and customized trays are provided through Dr. Allen, after he’s examined you for a clean bill of dental health.

Teeth Whitening from Pella Dentist

Interested in whitening your beautiful smile? Dr. Allen can be reached at (641) 628-1121. We are happy to see patients, new and old, at our 50219 dentist office. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.