Dental Tips Blog

Sep
8

The Right Way to Whiten Your Teeth

Posted in Teeth Whitening

Everyone is impressed by a stunningly white smile, but the method to achieve it continues to elude many. We dentists meet countless patients who have attempted hydrogen peroxide rinses, baking soda scrubs, and dozens of over-the-counter whitening treatments at home and yet are unsatisfied with the results.

Is there any danger in whitening?

Yes!

A baking soda scrub used on its own will help lift stains on the surface of your teeth. It can also cause eventual wear on the teeth’s protective enamel layer, over time. A more immediate concern would be the fact that an abrasive such as baking soda can irritate the more sensitive and delicate gum tissue.

Using a household hydrogen peroxide solution on a regular basis can also cause irritation to the gums, tongue, cheek, and other soft tissues of the mouth.

So, what are your options?

A professional dental cleaning expertly utilizes exfoliants to buff out surface stains during polishing. Make sure you are regular with those hygiene appointments!

Professional tooth-whitening procedures typically include high levels of a substance such as carbamide peroxide for the active ingredient which helps bleach out even stains that are deep inside the teeth. When the whitening is provided in-office, the results will be faster and safer than you could ever achieve at home. Custom-fitted trays can be provided for the application of high-strength whitening gel. These trays allow your teeth to lighten in color, without as much risk of harm to your gums. Both methods are carefully monitored and adjusted by the office.

Posted on behalf of:
Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 927-7751

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