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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for your Teeth?

May 8, 2017

Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world, but unfortunately, some people take it too far.

Having the Hollywood smile includes a pearly white grin, but most of those celebrities are doing more than using professional teeth whitening products. Some of your favorite stars probably have porcelain veneers, dental implants, or cosmetic bonding.

Tooth whitening is safe when done correctly; however, if you want to get great results, professional whitening is your best option.

Too much tooth whitening can cause the following problems:

  • Permanent translucent or blue teeth
  • Chalky looking teeth
  • Patchy white spots
  • Bleeding raw gums
  • Gingivitis
  • Oversensitivity
  • Tooth decay
  • Enamel damage

How to Whiten Teeth?

Those over the counter whitening pastes, gels, strips, and trays may be less expensive than professional teeth whitening products, but they will not give you the same results.

Naturally Whiten your Teeth

If you want to know how to naturally whiten your teeth at home, talk to Ocean Front Dental who can recommend products that will not harm your teeth and gums.

Ocean Front Dental has two professional tooth whitening options available:

Zoom!® Whitening-Chairside tooth whitening can give you a new grin in a single dental appointment. With Zoom!® you can have a beautiful new smile in about an hour. If Ocean Front Dental gives you the all clear for Zoom!® a special prescription gel will be applied to your teeth. Once applied, the oxygen in the gel is activated by a special light or laser helping lift stains giving you a new smile.

At Home Whitening-If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, Dr. Seddon, General Dentist from Ocean Front Dental will create custom fitted whitening trays that you will use in the comfort of your own home. Used with a prescription whitening gel you will wear the trays at night or for a certain amount of time according to your dentist’s instructions.

Does Tooth Whitening Work for Everyone?

Tooth whitening doesn’t work for everyone. If you have dental restorations, such as dental implants, dental veneers, cosmetic bonding, tooth colored fillings or any other type of dental restorations, no amount of whitening will brighten your teeth. If you have intrinsic or interior stains caused from Tetracycline use or too much fluoride as a child, talk to Ocean Front Dental about other cosmetic dental procedures for a whiter smile.

If you would like more information regarding tooth whitening or any other cosmetic dental procedure, call us or schedule an appointment with Ocean Front Dental today.

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