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Teeth Whitening

Close up comparison of before and after teeth whitening treatment on a patient's smileWhen you decide to get your teeth whitened, you are making the decision to have a treatment that could create a beautiful smile. This could be done at home or in your dentist's office. If you have a great amount of discoloration, then a whitening will be the perfect solution.

Teeth whitening is a very effective and inexpensive procedure. It is also performed more often than any other dental procedure. When you get a hold of the professionals at The Smile Suite at Towne Square, we will help you decide on which whitening procedure is best for you.

Teeth Whitening Process

Having your teeth treated with whitening will normally involve using either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. As the active ingredients, these peroxides are able to effectively whiten teeth safely. The body can also safely absorb hydrogen peroxide.

Your teeth are whitened through the process of oxidation. This is possible because of the peroxide being absorbed easily through the dentin and enamel. This will result in much whiter teeth and healthier looking smile.

Although whitening won't produce much difference in the enamel, the whitening procedure may create tooth sensitivity. It may also alter your tooth enamel. This can occur if the whitening agent stays on the tooth for long periods of time.

Is It Safe To Whiten Teeth?

Teeth whitening is considered to be a very safe procedure regardless of you having it done at home or in a dentist's office. The whitening agents are also very effective in obtaining a deep whitening. However, it is important to keep in mind that the whitening needs to be conducted correctly in order to be fully effective.

While whitening, remember to follow recommended amounts of the products if you conduct your whitening in your home. If too much is used, your teeth may develop erosion of the enamel, sensitivity, or irritation of the gums.

Teeth whitening conducted in a dental office will involve at least 25% whitening solution consisting of hydrogen peroxide. Due to their increased strength, the solution only needs a short amount of time to be on your teeth. The whitening will be conducted by your dentist.

Is It Safe To Use Whitening Toothpastes?

Using a toothpaste specifically for whitening is a great option due to their high abrasiveness. But they should only be used for a short period of time. If you use them long-term, you may develop erosion of the enamel.

Using a whitening toothpaste may not be as effective as you may think. This is because the abrasive portions of the toothpaste are unable to fully penetrate the tooth. In fact, only the plaque on the tooth will be removed.

As opposed to that, using a whitening toothpaste containing Bromelain or Papain should be considered. Using these will help decrease the development of stains a lot more than pastes that have abrasive elements. They are able to prevent the formation of stains and bacteria.

Possible Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

Like all other dental procedures, there may be side effects associated with a whitening treatment. In fact, a common side effect is sensitivity. When sensitivity occurs, it is due to an exposed amount of dentin.

Another side effect which can be experienced involves irritation of the gums. This happens if the whitening gel makes contact with your gums. This may cause irritation for a short period of time.

Other less known side effects of teeth whitening may include complete enamel erosion, risk of cavities, discoloration of the tooth, and an increased chance of tooth damage.

In order to get the most out of your whitening, you should get a hold of The Smile Suite at Towne Square. We will explain what the entire whitening process involves. Give us a call at (951) 234-8137 today.

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