5 Teeth Whitening Myths Debunked

5 Teeth Whitening Myths Debunked

5 Teeth Whitening Myths Debunked

November 22nd, 2016

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Myth 4: Once Teeth Are Whitened, It Lasts Forever

Stain accumulates on the surfaces of the teeth exposed to many different foods and drinks. Coffee, tea, chocolate, wine, and tobacco top the list of yellowing agents that deposit color onto the enamel. While professional whitening agents break down the barrier, new deposits begin to form immediately. But the enhanced color usually holds nicely for 1-2 years and may stay indefinitely with a simple maintenance routine. A customized strategy to keep your smile bright can be designed with our team.

Myth 5: Whitening Gels Damage Your Teeth

Be careful with this one. Studies confirm that whitening gels are safe when used in the proper formulations, exposure times, and methods. Higher concentrations provide benefits in the right situations, but these formulas usually contain fluoride to protect tooth enamel. Poor-fitting whitening trays sold as a one-size-fits-all design may lead to excessive tissue irritation. But custom trays ensure an ideal fit and less unnecessary exposure to the whitening ingredients. We choose the highest-quality systems and prescribe a protocol that fits your particular situation. This approach leads to extremely safe whitening with exceptional results.

Teeth whitening enriches your life by returning the brilliance to your smile, removing years of stain accumulation. Feel free to discuss your options with our team to find a safe, effective method that fits you. Before you know it, you'll be enjoying the 24/7 benefits of a brighter smile!

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