Thursday, February 25, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening

The whiteness of your smile leaves a positive first impression of health and cleanliness, but how can you effectively get a whiter smile and maintain it? Our North Canton cosmetic dental office helps patients to achieve brighter smiles by answering some of the most common questions about teeth whitening.

Do over the counter whitening products work? Drugstore whitening treatments are often hit-and-miss as they are not customized to your needs or administered by a professional over-the-counter teeth bleaching can also be messy, preventing whitening agents from staying localized to teeth, where it can serve the most benefit.

How much whiter will my smile be after teeth bleaching? Every patient is different and has discolored teeth for a variety of reasons, which will affect how whitening treatment brightens their teeth. On average, your smile will be three shades whiter after professional bleaching from a dentist.

How can I keep my smile white? Avoiding food and drinks with high pigment, such as red wine and coffee is a good start, but you can take other small steps -- such as brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily to remove stain-causing debris and using an at-home whitening touch-ups can also help keep your smile looking fresh.

Does teeth whitening cause sensitivity? All teeth bleaching treatments cause some sensitivity, but this effect can be minimized by speaking to your dentist and selecting the treatment method that includes the right combination of ingredients to minimize post-treatment sensitivity.

Is teeth whitening worth it? Many patients find teeth bleaching to be an easy and effective procedure that helps to dramatically improve the appearance of their smiles. Professional teeth whitening provides predictable results that store bought products cannot imitate.

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening? Almost anyone can benefit from a bright new smile with our teeth bleaching services. However, it’s important to note that bleaching gel only lifts stains on organic dental enamel and will not whiten prosthetics, like crowns and bridges. Talk to our cosmetic dentist before your treatment to ensure that your smile, including all restorations, ends up as your desired shade when your procedure is complete.

Questions about Teeth Whitening

If you have questions about whitening your teeth that we did not answer here, please feel free to contact our office for your consultation.

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