woman smilingNew to the world of pearly whites? Noticing a bit of discoloration or just don’t feel like your smile pop’s like it used to in photos? Explore the in’s and out’s of teeth whitening

What is Teeth Whitening?

Smoking, foods and drinks will stain your teeth over time. Teeth whitening is an effective way to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth without damaging the surface.

How Can I Whiten My Teeth?

There are several systems and products to lighten your teeth to its natural color, including professionally by your dentist. Just remember whitening is not a one time procedure you will need to repeat it from time to time in order to maintain that winning smile.

How Long Until My Teeth Are Whitened?

If you are using an over-the-counter product such as a lightening system or toothpaste, follow the instructions and typically your teeth will be lightened within four weeks. If you are going to your dental professional, for power whitening, in 1 hour or less, your teeth can be lightened 8 shades.

Is Whitening Permanent?

We expose our teeth to foods and beverages that cause stains, so you may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as a month. If you avoid foods and beverages that are prone to stain, like beets and tea you may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment is needed.

Do Teeth Whiteners Cause Nerve Damage?

There’s no evidence that the teeth whitening process has any effect on the health of a tooth’s nerve. One study reported that no individual who used a teeth whitening system, during a 7 year period,  needed a root canal.

What Are The Risks?

Dental Whitening is considered one of the safest dental procedures possible. The risk is low, some patients have short term sensitivities to cold that disappears within 3 days.

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