Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
March 24, 2004
Thomasville - It's all the rage. You can brush, bleach, strip and even floss your way to a brighter, whiter smile.
Dr. Thomas Oppenheim says, "Whitening your teeth makes you feel better. It's like wearing a nice outfit or a wonderful accessory. Everybody wants whiter, brighter teeth now days."
But should you use over the counter products or have your dentist professionally whiten your teeth?
"Over the counter products are less expensive, and they are safe, but they won't bleach your teeth as white as professional products," says Oppenheim.
If you only need to remove surface stains, drug store buys are the best, but if the stains go deeper than the surface, you may need to spend the extra money to see better results.
"Some people will spend quite a bit of money and buy a lot of those whitening strips and by the time they have tried to whiten their teeth over the counter, they could have gone to the dentist and had custom fitted trays fabricated and been able to bleach their teeth anytime they wanted, and gotten the optimal result. Bleaching is the most conservative thing you can do to create a whiter, healthier, more beautiful smile."
A smile that will be bright until the next stains appear. Over the counter bleaching methods run about $30.00. Trays coat about $300.