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Is Teeth Whitening Bad For You?

November 19, 2019 | Blog

If you’re looking to whiten your teeth, the best way to go about safely and efficiently getting the job done is to talk to your dentist first. Here are a few things you should know before you whiten your teeth.

MYTH: It’s bad if your teeth are sensitive after whitening.

It’s actually completely normal for your teeth to feel a little extra sensitive after whitening, usually when you’re eating something extra hot or cold. The sensitivity shouldn’t last for longer than a day and a half. Getting it done professionally will lower your chances of experiencing sensitivity.

FACT: Teeth whitening will not take away your existing stains.

Getting your teeth whitened only lightens the existing shade of your teeth and will not remove existing stains from coffee, soda, smoking or any other factors.

MYTH: Whitening your teeth at home is more effective than seeing a professional.

Having your teeth whitened by a professional is actually much more effective than doing an in-home treatment. While it is pricier, you can be certain that you’re receiving the best possible treatment in the safest way. A professional is also able to evaluate what kind of teeth you have and will be able to adjust the treatment to make it just right for you.

FACT: Teeth whitening is not permanent.

The amount of time it takes for a teeth whitening job to fade varies person-to-person, but a professionally done teeth whitening will last around three years. An in-home whitening kit will last less than this, so talk to your dentist about how often you should whiten your teeth.

Get your teeth whitened or cleaned professionally at Gulf Coast Dental if you’re looking for the best and most efficient job done by experienced experts!

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