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Could Teeth Bleaching Hurt Your Teeth?

Over the last few years, teeth whitening has become extremely popular. More and more people want to make their teeth a shade or two whiter. Teeth bleaching and teeth whitening is the same thing. Basically it’s using chemicals to bleach or whiten your teeth. Most dental offices offer this teeth whitening service as well.

So to answer the question – Could teeth bleaching hurt your teeth? In most cases, the answer is no. The whitening or bleaching kits on the market today are safe for everyone to use. The products available today are made with safe ingredients that can whiten your teeth either at your dental office or at home.

If you currently have caps, veneers, or composite fillings you should keep in mind that all of the whitening or bleaching products available are made to work on your natural teeth. Anything outside of that these products will not work on. When your crown, veneers, or composite fillings were placed, your dentist chose a color to match the color of your natural teeth.  If you have your teeth whitened, your composite (tooth colored) fillings, crowns, and veneers may appear yellow compared to your natural teeth and you may need to look into having your cap, veneer, or filling replaced to brighten the color.

Also, be aware that most whitening or bleaching products will contain peroxide. If you have a sensitivity to peroxide you will want to look at other options. Gum disease can also cause other complications. You will want to discuss whitening or bleaching with your dental professional.

As always, the best form of teeth whitening or bleaching would take place at your dental office. You will need to contact your Marietta Cosmetic Dentist to inquire about what options they have.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Dental Associates


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