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BEWARE – Teeth Whitening At Home Products

Are you considering a teeth whitening solution to improve your smile? Isprofessional tooth whitening better than at home whitening products? Read these simple facts about teeth whitening before considering purchasing bleach products or a visit to a cosmetic dentist:

Is teeth whitening for everybody?  Generally, healthy teeth in a healthy mouth can be whitened. Whitening chemicals can bring about greater harm if you have cavities, gum disease, and other issues. It is important for your dentist to evaluate and correct the oral problems.  However, medical issues, tooth sensitivity, thin tooth enamel even if your teeth and gums are healthy, may exclude you from the procedure.

Over the counter teeth whitening products may be effective to a degree; however, visible results can take a long time. These over-the-counter products contain small concentrations of the active ingredient peroxide that make teeth white.  Thus products like whitening toothpastes, gels, and strips are not as effective as professional whitening kits or professional bleaching by a dentist. Because of this lower peroxide concentration, whitening teeth will take a longer amount of time.

Do-it-yourself whitening products can potentially damage the gums.  In many cases, if not performed correctly, the over the counter products can hurt the mouth area and sometimes exacerbate tooth hypersensitivity. Leaving the peroxide on for too much time and applying an excessive amount are the main root problems. Side effects can also include sores, blisters, and stomach and esophagus internal bleeding if the peroxide is accidentally ingested.

Peroxide doesn’t necessarily alter the shade of the dental restorations.  Do you have fillings which are tooth-colored, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns?  Your results can end up with uneven, different shade colored teeth after the tooth whitening process. This is simply why dentists usually recommend teeth whitening before placing dental restorations for an effective cosmetic result. Professional teeth cleaning by a dentist can generally whiten your teeth and brighten your smile.  To brighten your smile, most of the time all it takes is an appointment for professional dental cleaning to effectively remove plaque, tartar, and stains, helping to make your teeth appear more bright and white.

The instant and effective cosmetic solution for whiter teeth and a beautiful, brighter smile is simply a call away to a qualified dentist. Call ourcosmetic dentist in Carlsbad, CA at (760) 633-4488.

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