Teeth Whitening: Frequently Asked Questions

Teeth Whitening: Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in a brighter, whiter or healthier-looking smile? Tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products and achieved no results? At Edinburg Family Dentistry we frequently get asked questions about teeth whitening and figured it would be best to educate all of our patients at once! Today we are going to cover the most frequently asked questions we get asked about our teeth whitening treatment.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a dental treatment which uses special products that are applied directly to the teeth to remove staining. Store-bought teeth whitening products are designed to remove exterior staining and can take months to achieve even the slightest results. Most patients also report tooth sensitivity and gum irritation when using over-the-counter teeth whitening kits and products. Our professional teeth whitening treatment is designed to remove both exterior and interior staining, leaving your teeth brighter, longer. Best of all, our treatments are not known to cause sensitivity or irritation.

Is professional teeth whitening better than store-bought?

If results and the comfort of your mouth are important to you, then yes professional teeth whitening is better than store-bought in our opinion. As mentioned above, over-the-counter teeth bleaching products are only designed to remove exterior staining.

What are the risks of teeth whitening?

Any teeth whitening product or treatment may have the risk of tooth sensitivity. However store-bought options are much more reported. At home teeth whitening also runs the risk of irritation and damage to your gums.

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?

It is hard to determine if someone is a candidate for teeth whitening without properly evaluating their smile. However, those with gum disease, crowns, veneers, dentures, implants and a range of other dental treatments may not be a candidate. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our teeth whitening dentist for a more accurate answer.

Is teeth whitening permanent?

No teeth whitening is not permanent, however, with certain lifestyle, dietary and dental hygiene choices you can prolong the results and prevent additional staining, discoloration and dulling of teeth.

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