Is whitening bad for your teeth?

February 25, 2019 - toothbar - 0 comments Whitened teeth smile

Teeth Whitening is Safe and Effective

Most people experience a decrease in the whiteness of their teeth simply by engaging in their regular routine. Food choices, drink choices as well as age and many more factors can contribute to a person experiencing tooth discoloration. Even with the best efforts at oral hygiene, the white tooth color we have as a child will fade. This is the reason many individuals are interested in the possibilities provided by tooth whitening.

  • Reasons To Get Teeth Whitening

Many people want to whiten their teeth for the most obvious reasons; to have a better smile and appearance. It can create a more uniform look for their teeth. Stains can appear on both the top and bottom team. The teeth whitening process we provide at Toothbar in Austin can give all of your teeth the same appearance.

  • Teeth Whitening Can Be Performed at Tooth Bar

Teeth whitening procedures can be performed at the Toothbar in Austin Dental Center. The powerful bleaching gel that we use is approximately 40 percent hydrogen peroxide. This procedure is chemically activated and enables a person to have whiter teeth in less than an hour. The gel will begin to whiten teeth as soon as you’re relaxed and the gel is applied.

  • The Teeth Whitening Procedure

Prior to the teeth whitening procedure, we will provide for your gums. This is done with a rubber dam being painted on them and is done to prevent the whitening gel from damaging your gum line. With the rubber dam in place, we will then place gel on your teeth for up to an hour. It is common to use two shades of a bleaching gel. It’s possible you may have to follow up with custom trays as well as some form of at-home teeth whitening bleaching.

  • Teeth Whitening Is A Safe Procedure

Teeth whitening is safe. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests people speak with their dentist about teeth whitening options. As long as the chosen method is used correctly, there will not be any chance of harming your teeth or gums.

  • Teeth Whitening Does Not Harm Tooth Enamel

There has not been any evidence provided that show teeth whitening does any damage to the enamel of your teeth, and your teeth don’t get any softer or have a change to their surface.

  • Teeth Whitening Is Proven To Be Safe With Bondings and Fillings

The whitening process won’t damage any tooth restorations you’ve had done. Veneers, fillings, bridges, crowns as well as bondings won’t be damaged. However, crowns, fillings or other restorations aren’t actually able to be whitened. They will continue to be the same color as before the whitening procedure.

  • Teeth Whitening Is Safe In The Long Term

Tooth whitening is not harmful to your teeth in the long term. It does require you to be careful and have proper oversight from an experienced dentist, like the ones at Toothbar. Having excessive teeth whitening treatments over a short period of time is against our recommendations and could cause problems.

Our clients who have had tooth whitening done at the Toothbar in Austin Dental Center believe it is a worthwhile investment. Our dental professionals will take the time to explain the benefits as well as considerations for those who want to have their teeth whitened. Contact us today if you have any more questions or are considering this life-changing process!

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Dr. Kimberley Barclay

Co-founder and owner Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on cosmetic dentistry. She is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced education groups for dental professionals.

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This content was fact-checked by Dr. Kimberley Barclay and Dr. Lauren Jacobsen following editorial guidelines. Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lauren Jacobsen is an active member of the dental community and engages in further education and training through membership with a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club and Spear Education courses.

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