Teeth Whitening Myths & Facts

July 8, 2015

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Myth 1: You have to wait until you’re thirty for the treatment.

While you shouldn’t get your teeth whitened while your teeth and mouth are still developing in your teens, you probably will be fine in your 20s. What can happen if your teeth are whitened before they have fully developed is that the areas near the gums may be darker than the rest of the tooth. This is a tricky problem to fix.

Myth 2: You have to repeat the treatment too frequently

This depends on your personal lifestyle choices and the type of whitening you go for. If you’re seeing your hygienist for cleanings every 6 months and avoiding foods that cause staining, you could spend quite some time between teeth whitening sessions.

To add to this, in office whitening lasts longer than at home whitening. In office whitening is able to target whitening and can be tailored to your needs. Your dentist can monitor your situation carefully, preventing gum damage or leaking bleach.

Myth 3: Teeth whitening causes sensitivity.

Long exposure to the bleach that whitens your teeth can weaken enamel, and therefore, cause sensitivity. When whitening is done professionally, these problems are reduced due to your dentist’s ability to monitor your situation. As long as your dentist follows proper guidelines and you follow the proper aftercare procedure, sensitivity should not be a longstanding issue.

Ready for a white and bright smile? Come in for a free smile analysis and we’ll evaluate what whitening procedures are right for you!

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