Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is a great way to improve one’s appearance, particularly the smile. The best candidate is the person who regularly visits the dentist and does not have any signs that additional work is necessary. If your dentist should spot a weak area he may suggest you have the work completed prior to undergoing the teeth whitening process.

Years back there were different types of home remedies for whitening your teeth. That was the time people should have asked, "Is teeth whitening safe," because such items as Pearl Drops contained harsh abrasives. These abrasives took away the stain - it also took away some of the enamel. Today such abrasives are no longer used. These have been replaced with chemical agents. These bleaching agents go after the stain deep inside each tooth. The final result is that the teeth then become neutralized. This process is safe and there is not any type of enamel stripping.

It is really important that your teeth whitening be performed under the supervision of a dentist or an orthodontist. A licensed dental assistant is trained to perform this procedure.

If your teeth have a yellowish hue they will probably whiten nicely. Those people with a brownish color will probably see less whitening. Grayish teeth may whiten the least. It is important to discuss the possibilities with your health care professional.

Teeth whitening is a painless procedure that offers many rewards. If your teeth are showing any discoloration you should visit your dentist as soon as possible to have this problem solved.

So far there are no studies showing that teeth whitening can be dangerous for your teeth or health. If the bleaching gel has high peroxide concentration, the teeth enamel might weaken. Also your teeth and gums might become sensitive during or after a teeth whitening procedure. Always consult qualified dentist if you are considering bleaching your teeth.

As with any medical procedure, if you have any doubts about the safety of teeth whitening done at home or in dental office, discuss your concerns with your dentists, and read official publication on the subject, so you are able to make an informed decision.

You will be extremely pleased when you smile into the mirror and see the "new" you.



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