Is Teeth Whitening Bad for Your Teeth?

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Is Teeth Whitening Bad for Your Teeth

Is Teeth Whitening Bad for Your Teeth?

Done properly with approved methods, teeth whitening is not bad for your teeth. And whiter teeth can boost your confidence and give you a younger appearance. So if your teeth are stained and discolored, teeth whitening treatments may be just what the doctor ordered.

Teeth Whitening Options

Teeth whitening is not bad for your teeth as long as you are using approved treatment methods. Your options include:
  • in-office procedures
  • dentist-supplied products that you use at home
  • over the counter products
When you see Dr. Lovik Mirzaeian for teeth whitening, you’ll receive a take-home treatment plan and our continued supervision and support throughout the process to ensure your safety and comfort.

Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

According to the American Dental Association, the most common adverse effects of teeth whitening are temporary tooth sensitivity and inflamed gums.

These side effects are temporary and do not indicate damage to your teeth. They are simply a reaction to the treatment formulations.

Because our treatment includes a tray that is custom-made to specifically fit to your teeth, the product has less risk of migrating to your gums and causing inflammation.

Most of our formulations also include Potassium Flouride (PF) to help strengthen enamel and decrease sensitivity.

What to Expect from Teeth Whitening Treatments

Different people will experience different degrees of whitening. And the treatment only works to whiten natural teeth. If you have tooth-colored restorations, they generally will not be affected by the whitening treatment.

Because ours is a powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel, some people see results after just one night of our treatment. Most can expect to see results in about a week.

The best way to know what to expect from whitening treatments on your teeth is to discuss it with your dentist.

Ready to See if Brightening Your Smile with Teeth Whitening is for You?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment to explore your teeth whitening options and prognosis.