Professional Teeth Whitening from Houghtaling Dental, Your Battle Creek Dentist
As your Battle Creek dentist, Houghtaling Dental, offers high quality, effective teeth whitening. Patients who have an interest in professional teeth whitening are usually those who practice good oral hygiene and really care about not only the look of their teeth, but the health of their whole mouth. These patients want to be sure that teeth whitening will not do unnecessary damage to their teeth or gums. In this post, Houghtaling Dental will look at some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our patients who are considering professional teeth whitening services.
Does professional teeth whitening cause damage to the teeth, gums, or dental work like veneers, crowns, or fillings?
The majority of dental health professionals agree that professional teeth whitening is harmless and will not damage your teeth or gums if done properly. As an added safety measure, we protect your gums by adding a protective barrier.
When it comes to teeth whitening with restorative dental work, most people have nothing to be concerned about. However, you should still make sure you let the dental professional know of any restorative work you have before beginning the treatment, because in some cases it can weaken bonds.
How long do the results of professional teeth whitening typically last?
In general, professional teeth whitening results will last about a year. However, results can be permanent with proper at home maintenance. Be sure to consult with your dentist before you begin an at home regimen.
Is at home whitening as effective as professional whitening?
If you use whitening toothpaste, even at its most effective, it’s only removing surface stains, leaving the actual teeth the same color. Also, many over the counter whitening kits are diluted and simply do not have the whitening power of professional teeth whitening and may not be as safe for your teeth, gums, and restorative dental work.