Teeth whitening is big business these days, for manufacturers and consumers alike. We’re constantly faced with images on social media conveying the message that the wealthy, attractive, and super-healthy people have the brightest smiles.
Are you interested in whitening your teeth to help you look your best?
Teeth whitening does have its benefits:
- Encourages you to focus on oral health
- Motivation to brush and floss more
- Increased confidence
- Makes teeth appear younger and healthier
But before you run out to buy the next miracle teeth bleaching package, take a minute to think about whether it’s safe for your smile.
Will Your Teeth Whiten?
Not all teeth lighten in color with initial bleaching attempts. You may need stronger treatment than what’s available at the drugstore. Trying to whiten deeply stained teeth over and over again would be a waste of money.
Can You Whiten Safely?
It’s easy to get carried away with over-the-counter whitening products. If you aren’t familiar with how to bleach safely, you could wind up with burned gums and worn enamel.
Could it Hurt to Whiten?
Teeth with worn enamel, gum recession, or decay could sting a lot when they come in contact with whitening gels. That’s why you’re better off having a dentist look at your teeth to approve whitening before you begin.
Get your teeth healthy (and in one piece!) before placing a strong bleaching solution on them for minutes at a time.
In the end, your safest and most effective whitening method will be the one that includes a dentist. Get advice on whitening along with a dental health check-up right here at Atlantic Dental Partners.
We’ve got two convenient locations for teeth whitening dentists in Malden and Jamaica Plain.
Posted on Behalf of Atlantic Dental Partners