Everyone seems to be doing it. Teeth whitening is the latest must-do trend. But you may still have some questions and worries. Should you whiten your teeth? Is it safe? Will it make your teeth sensitive?
Read on and worry no more, we have the answers to all your questions below.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Teeth whitening technology has come a long way in the last few years. It is very safe, very effective and can give you a very valuable accessory, a gorgeous white smile. Whitening treatments today will not damage your teeth, or remove the enamel.
How does teeth whitening work?
There are two tooth whitening options available to you. Either a 1-hour treatment at your dentist using whitening gel and UV lights under your dentist’s close supervision. Or your dentist can make you take home ‘whitening trays’ which are specifically fitted to you. These will hold the gel treatment and let you complete your whitening at home, in your own time. With this option, you can stop your treatment at any point when you are happy with the results.
Teeth whitening must-dos
Always speak to your dentist about professional teeth whitening options. Your dentist can recommend a safe, effective product that will work for you.
Teeth whitening don’ts
Unless they are given to you by your dentist, avoid DIY products. DIY products not provided by your dentist can be less effective and can also cause damage if not used properly. Always only use products recommended by your dentist.
Will whitening make my teeth sensitive?
Initially, yes. But only for a short time after treatment. Sensitivity may last a couple of days before your teeth return to normal. Your dentist can provide you with calcium treatments to use the following whitening to reduce sensitivity and strengthen your teeth.
Will my teeth return to their original colour after whitening?
Following a whitening treatment, your teeth will darken slightly over time. However, they are very unlikely to ever return to their original colour completely. Follow up treatments can help to maintain your new, pearly whites.
Speak to your dentist today about a whitening treatment that is best for you.
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