Will whitening my teeth harm them?
Many of us want to enjoy a bright sparkling smile that lights up a room. It can be tempting to overdo it – some people believe the best way to whiten is repeated treatments or applications. But is it possible to over bleach?
What are the side effects of teeth whitening?
The most common side effect of bleaching is tooth sensitivity. Some patients experience mild sensitivity to cold or liquids while others may experience more intense sensitivity. Extreme sensitivity can often be treated with a desensitizing toothpaste, but this is a situation where you definitely may want to consider reducing the frequency or the length in which you whiten your teeth.
With supervised bleaching treatments at Atlantis Dental Care, however, you won’t have to worry about uncomfortable side effects. If you have been using over-the-counter products for some time and are experiencing sensitivity, please give us a call.
How are our products different?
The teeth whitening products we use at our Boise, Id dental office are prescription-strength and specifically formulated for the individual patient. This just means that if your teeth are sensitive to the whitening product used, we can take steps to adjust the concentration of the whitener.
If you would like to see what a professional teeth whitening treatment can do for your smile, please contact Atlantis Dental Care. We will be happy to arrange a dental appointment for your next teeth cleaning and discuss the best whitening solution for your needs.