Sometimes teeth whitening can get a bad rap for all the wrong reasons. People think that teeth whitening is painful, expensive, and damages your teeth. None of those are true though. Here are some teeth whitening facts from your dentist in Coral Springs.
When your teeth are whitened, the pores in your teeth become more open and can be more susceptible to stains. If you whiten your teeth either right before bed or right before a prolonged period of time where you won’t be eating or drinking anything it gives your teeth time to rehydrate and re-mineralize.
If you use it as instructed, teeth whitening is incredibly safe. The whitening process uses active ingredients to temporarily open pores in your teeth and lift stains. Like with anything else in life, as long as you don’t abuse the whitener it won’t damage your teeth in any way.
During the teeth whitening process, it is perfectly normal to feel some sensitivity. The whitening causes teeth to become temporarily dehydrated. This reduces the ability of the teeth to insulate the nerve from changes in temperature. Sensitivity typically lasts anywhere from 12-36 hours before disappearing. A post-whitening fluoride treatment can sometimes speed up the process.
If you are thinking about getting your teeth whitened, come see us at TLC Dental. We can provide teeth whitening stronger and longer lasting than any over-the-counter product. Contact us today to learn more, or to request a reservation.