Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

by MeadowbrookPelerin on May 17, 2013

Professional Teeth WhitingProfessional teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure today. Current procedures use peroxide gels to bleach intrinsic stains on the surface of your teeth. Contrary to popular belief, teeth whitening does not strip enamel from your teeth (when done correctly). The teeth whitening process, if done correctly, is perfectly safe.

See Your Dentist for Safe Teeth Whitening

It is crucial to your health to see a dentist before experimenting with teeth whitening on your own.  Your dentist will perform a routine exam, looking for cavities and gum health. If your teeth whitening dentist sees any reason to avoid teeth whitening he or she will alert you to take precaution.

Some of the things to discuss with your dentist before starting the teeth whitening procedure are:

  • Realistic Whitening Results – Your dentist will be able to tell you realistically how white you can expect your teeth to get. This will vary from person to person.
  • Sensitivity Prevention and Resolutions – You doctor will help you prepare for before and after the whitening process
  • Other Treatments – During the routine exam, if cavities or gum health are concerns, it is important to schedule appointments to fix those problems prior to starting the whitening process

Why Choose a Dentist for Safe Teeth Whitening?

Choosing a dentist for teeth whitening is the only way to guarantee the safety of your gums and teeth. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose a dentist for safe teeth whitening:

  • Teeth will be cleaned beforehand to prep teeth and clear any plaque or surface debris
  • Professional systems are the safest option in the whitening market
  • No other whitening kit will provide faster results
  • Photos may be taken and matched to a shade guide to determine personal whitening progress
  • Gum and teeth sensitivity is controllable due to a thicker peroxide gel that does not seep as far into teeth as other products

If you are looking to get your teeth whitened, contact Meadowbrook Dental today! Find more information and package options here.


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