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5 Common Myths About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that many people have undergone. With teeth brightening clients are able to enjoy a brighter smile all year round, or they have it done for a special event like a wedding or graduation ceremony. At Town Crest Dental, we understand the importance of having a radiant smile, which is why we always aim to educate our clients on the options available to them, and enabling them to make the most informed decision on what would be best for them.

If you’re considering getting your teeth whitened, below we debunk some common myths that we hear about teeth whitening:

Teeth Whitening Cannot Be Done On Sensitive Teeth

Most people avoid teeth whitening because they have heard it causes pain and sensitivity during the procedure or afterwards. The only time that this occurs is if your dentist uses an extremely strong whitening solution or gel. For sensitive teeth, weaker solutions are always recommended in order to ease the discomfort that may be caused by sensitivity. Everyone is different, which is why it important to voice your sensitivity concerns to your dentist in order for you both to explore your options and choose one that is best suited for your unique needs. 

Whitening Can Damage Your Tooth Enamel

There have been instances of high bleaching concentrations having a negative impact on tooth enamel. However, this is most likely caused by misapplying store-bought whitening items and leaving them on your teeth for longer than recommended. At Town Crest Dental, before moving forward with your procedure, we always do a consultation first. We want to make sure that we know everything about your dental history to avoid any future long-term problems.

One Teeth Whitening Procedure Is All You Need

While the effects of teeth whitening are permanent, the daily consumption of staining beverages and foods can impact your teeth. Over time, your teeth can get a yellow appearance, and the dentin layer beneath the enamel naturally becomes darker over time. In order to fully enjoy the benefits of teeth whitening, you should book a regular touch up appointments with your dentist. 

You Can Whiten Your Veneers & Other Dental Restorations

Teeth whitening products will only be effective on natural teeth. If you have porcelain veneers, then you will have to have them replaced. This is one of the reasons that many people who will be having dental implants choose to whiten their teeth before oral surgery so that their new dental crowns can be made to match their ideal smile. 

If you are interested in learning more about teeth whitening, contact Town Crest Dental. Our teams of experienced dentists will work with you to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.