Are There Side Effects Of Teeth Whitening

Are There Side Effects Of Teeth Whitening
Posted on 03/15/2016

Are There Side Effects Of Teeth Whitening

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1/28/2016 9:34 PM

We all strive to have pearly white teeth that glimmer in the sunshine, but is there a price to pay for having that Hollywood smile? Generally, the side effects of teeth whitening are limited to varying degrees of sensitivity. Nonetheless, it is important for you to understand the effects whitening methods can have on your mouth.

What Teeth Whitening Methods Cause Sensitivity?

At home teeth whitening trays and strips frequently cause unwanted tooth sensitivity. This is usually because the trays or strips have been left on too long, irritating the surrounding tissues with the whitening bleach.

Laser teeth whitening is not free of tooth sensitivity either. Even though cosmetic dentists have an extensive knowledge of the teeth and gums, certain sensitivities and irritations cannot be avoided. In-office treatments like this still require whitening gels, which can reach the tissue, leaving the patient with a little discomfort.

What Whitening Methods Won’t Cause Sensitivity?

If you want to whiten your teeth without risking the health of your teeth and gums, brushing and flossing with whitening toothpastes and floss may be the best solution for you. To take things a step further, you could purchase an electric toothbrush and whitening mouthwash for optimal dental care.

Questions About Teeth Whitening Products?

If you have any questions about at-home or in-office teeth whitening methods, do not hesitate to contact the practice of Dr. Richard Goldberg. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, we would be happy to do so over the phone or you can fill out our appointment request form at your convenience.