Common Questions Regarding Teeth Whitening

teeth-whitening-4If you are considering whitening your teeth, you may have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most common:

Is it safe for me to whiten my teeth?
Yes! Virtually each patient who has a healthy mouth can enjoy the benefits of teeth whitening; however misuse of at-home products can result in tooth and gum sensitivity. Always follow the directions of any whitening product you choose.

Does it damage my teeth for me to whiten them?
No, your teeth are safe and your enamel isn’t damaged when you whiten your teeth.

Do you think I’m a candidate for teeth whitening?
If you have a healthy mouth, you can enjoy teeth whitening. It’s best to whiten your teeth after a thorough professional cleaning, so the whitening products are able to fully saturate the teeth, producing even results.

How long will my teeth stay white?
Most cosmetic dentists recommend that you pursue follow-up treatment every six months to a year. You can help make your whitening procedure last by rinsing your mouth following meals and limiting your consumption of dark liquids such as red wine, dark sodas, tea or coffee.

Will teeth whitening damage my tooth restorations?
Your dental crowns, bridges, veneers or fillings will not lighten during the bleaching process. Talk to your dentist if you have worries about your tooth restorations becoming noticeable after you whiten your natural teeth.

Can’t I just whiten my teeth at home?
While at-home whitening products are available in drug stores and grocery stores across the globe, the best, fastest, most thorough results are produced in the dental chair through professional treatment.

Consult with Huntington Beach dentist Dr. Miele to get your questions about teeth whitening answered. Begin enjoying a more beautiful smile today.