Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Posted by WOODRUFF FAMILY DENTISTRY on Feb 16 2022, 04:13 AM

A bright smile is often seen as a benchmark of beauty and personal hygiene. However, drinking excess coffee or smoking regularly may discolor your teeth. 

To address this problem, various teeth whitening products are available on the market. But are these methods safe? This blog will help you better understand the various aspects of these teeth whitening substances.

With various teeth whitening options available at Woodruff Family Dental in Jonesboro, Arkansas, patients can be assured of the results.

Teeth Whitening Options

Broadly speaking, there are three options which include:

  • In-office treatment performed by your dentist
  • DIY kits without any guidance 
  • At-home treatment recommended by your dentist 

However, there are various factors that are involved in choosing the right kind of teeth whitening like your age, dental history, discoloration type, etc. When in doubt, it is best to seek advice from your dentist.

Benefits of In-Office Treatment

Several products are available in the market which can help you clean your teeth at home. However, in some cases, a highly skilled dentist is required, offering in-office treatment rather than DIY teeth whitening products.

Home whitening kits contain mild to strong bleaching agents such as peroxide whereas professional whitening solutions employ strong bleaching agents, LED lights, or lasers. 

In-office teeth whitening treatment is the best option as it lasts longer and is performed much faster. You would only have to visit the dental clinic for a few sittings and you would be done. 

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

If you have healthy teeth and gums, professional teeth whitening is absolutely safe. However, be sure to do a detailed checkup to assess your overall oral health. 

Furthermore, if you are opting for home whitening kits, make sure to consult your dentist and look for an ADA seal for approval on such products.

Despite being safe, some of these kits may cause temporary tooth sensitivity problems. Such tooth whitening products might not be suitable for people suffering from sensitive teeth. 

So, always make sure to consult your dentist before using any home-whitening kits because if used incorrectly, such whitening kits may even lead to bleached gums.

If you are still unsure and want to have a detailed insight on teeth whitening solutions, get in touch with Dr. Timothy D.D.S at Woodruff Family Dental by calling at (870) 972-8190. You can also simply walk into our office at 2800 Enterprise Cv, Jonesboro, AR 72401 for a consultation.

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