Myths About Teeth Whitening

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3 myths about teeth whitening

Everyone wants a whiter smile but making the decision to pursue treatment to whiten teeth can be tough. Here  are some myths about teeth whitening if not followed, can lead to negative connotations, and keep you from moving forward with a whitening treatment.

Below are three misconceptions about teeth whitening:

  1. Professional teeth whitening treatments at the dentist office are no more effective than those purchased over the counter. The truth is that maximum strength bleach that dentists provide is the best and fastest teeth whitening results. Don’t waste your time at the drugstore when you can get a brighter, whiter smile from us in record time!
  2. Tooth whitening harms enamel. Teeth whitening does not harm the enamel of a tooth. Bleaching works by opening the pores of a tooth. This allows for the peroxide to enter the inner structure of the tooth and remove stains. The pores will close again over time, leaving the enamel unharmed.
  3. You can never drink coffee or wine again after whitening. Patients are told to stay away from heavy staining and acidic foods, such as red wine and coffee, it’s not forever! Dentists recommend this just for the first few days after treatment because the pores in your teeth remain open and the chemical reaction takes place over the course of a few days.

Whitening treatments can be over whelming. It’s important to know the facts when making decisions about your teeth! The Keller dentist at Leslie Nason, DDS wants you to have the smile that you have always wanted. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, contact our office by calling our Keller dentist office and we can schedule an appointment to brighten your smile.

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