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Is Whitening bad for your teeth?

When it comes to having a whiter, brighter smile, everyone wants one. However, with so many whitening products out there, it can be hard to not only know what ones are going to give you the best results but what ones are also going to be safe for your teeth as well. From over-the-counter whitening treatments to in-office treatments from Soft Touch Dentistry, this article will discuss the different types of whitening treatments that are available and how they may affect the overall health of your teeth. Read on to learn more.

At-home whitening
If you go down the toothpaste aisle at your local drugstore or supercenter, you are destined to run into a wide array of different whitening options for you to choose from. From whitening toothpastes to whitening strips, there are several options for you to choose from. Composed of small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, these whitening agents can whiten your teeth by removing surface stains caused by things like food and beverages. However, you may notice that your teeth will start to feel a bit sensitive after you have started to use these whitening products, that is fairly normal. In fact, according to the ADA, tooth sensitivity is temporary and will subside after a short period of time.

In-Office Whitening
In office whitening done at Soft Touch Dentistry contains a bleaching agent that will work to help whiten away not only surface stains but tougher stains as well. Because you will be evaluated in-office before receiving a whitening treatment, you shouldn’t experience any sort of enamel or tooth erosion. However, similar to at-home whitening treatments, you may experience some tooth sensitivity, however, it will quickly subside.

In conclusion, as long as you are evaluated beforehand by one of the dentists at Soft Touch Dentistry, whitening your teeth is a safe procedure that shouldn’t cause any damage to your teeth. To learn more about teeth whitening or to contact an appointment, contact our office today!

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