Is teeth whitening safe?
There have been questions in the past as to whether teeth whitening is safe for your enamel or causes undue erosion. With the advances made in modern dentistry, whitening products have been adjusted to ensure that they are both safe and effective for your teeth.
Many patients have experienced issues with sensitivity when whitening their teeth in the past. These days, many professional products contain ingredients designed to eliminate sensitivity, making whitening procedures even more comfortable for patients.
Whitening products, both professional and over the counter, do, however, contain ingredients that could cause injury to your gums or soft tissues. So it is important to whiten your teeth cautiously and always advisable to do it under your dentist's supervision.
When you whiten your teeth with Elk Grove Smile Center, we'll ensure that you understand how to properly use your whitening trays and how to safely apply the gel before you get started at home. If you encounter issues with sensitivity, you can always contact our office and we'll recommend products such as fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinses that can help reduce your sensitivity.
For more information on teeth whitening, or to schedule an appointment, call our Elk Grove Village dental office today at (847) 437-3250.