Is Whitening Bad for Your Teeth?

Miramar Beach FL Cosmetic DentistTeeth bleaching is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in the Destin area.

Almost everyone, however, prefers having a comfortable smile over having white teeth.

Like many others, you may be worried about how bleaching could affect the health of your smile.

The good news is that bleaching is not dangerous if you do it correctly.

What About Sensitivity?

Bleaching does not destroy enamel, but it does open up small pores on the surface of your teeth. This mechanism allows the bleaching agent to lift stains embedded deep within the surface…but it also makes your tooth a bit more sensitive.

Fortunately, this sensitivity is temporary and can be minimized with the help of desensitizing agents like fluoride varnish or toothpastes. Whitening with your dentist is the best way to avoid sensitive teeth, since we know just how much bleaching agent you need.

You should not whiten your teeth if you have cavities. The solutions may burn if it comes into contact with a hole in your tooth. Here, again, is another excellent reason why you should bleach your teeth professionally, if at all. A dentist will only recommend whitening after checking and treating your teeth for decay.

Too Much of a Good Thing

There’s no evidence that teeth bleaching is bad for your health. But doing it excessively can cause burns on your gums and chronically sensitive enamel. So if you would like a whiter smile, then the best approach is to see our Emerald Coast dentist for advice.

Here at Seacrest Dental, you can enjoy our single-visit teeth bleaching treatment or try our custom take-home teeth whitening kits. Either way will get you safe, stunning results. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

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