If your main goal at the moment is finding a way to get your smile from looking drab to looking absolutely fabulous as you eliminate stains, then you’re probably on the search for an exceptional teeth whitening option! As a result, since you’d really like to get the show on the road, you may be tempted to try out different “easy” solutions that you come across on a daily basis. Maybe you hear about or see DIY (do it yourself) ideas and figure it’s worth a shot. The truth is, in the short-term and long run, it’s actually best to see us for all of your cosmetic treatment needs. Why? Well, consider some common products you’ll hear are good for brightening (that are actually bad news).


Yes, we know that you have probably heard about the charcoal toothpaste craze sweeping the countryside and metropolitan areas alike! While seeing someone brushing with charcoal-hued paste that promises to reveal very white teeth may sound quite interesting, do not be fooled! You should keep this away from your smile. When you select this method of trying to whiten up your grin, you won’t see the results you want from teeth whitening. You will, however, manage to damage your teeth.


There’s something very attractive about the idea of reaching for inexpensive fruit that you might already have in your kitchen in order to remove stains and say hello to a smile that looks much brighter. While it sounds great, the results will prove lackluster in multiple ways. Unlike choosing professional teeth whitening solutions that offer amazing results while ensuring your enamel remains safe, using home remedies with the use of lemons is not wise. It won’t offer amazing results but it may hurt your teeth. The acidity can lead to erosion, so skip this!

OTC Products

You may have heard this before. You may also find yourself wondering every now and then if perhaps you should just skip the teeth whitening we offer and try something you can pick up from the shelf at the drugstore instead. We say: Don’t waste your time or your money! Instead, make things easy and streamlined (and see a huge improvement) when you visit our practice.

Protect Your Smile With Professional Teeth Whitening

Brighten up your smile and know you’re doing it safely when you come in for cosmetic treatments with our team! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.