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By The Dental Artists
February 20, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Find out more about this cosmetic treatment and what it actually entails.

So, you’re interested in getting a whiter smile? Perhaps you’ve been using whitening toothpastes and rinses but haven’t seen the results you really want. But now you’re ready to take the plunge into professional teeth whitening to see just how white yourTeeth Whitening Bolingbrook dentist can get your smile in only one visit. However, before you undergo this simple procedure, we want to demystify the teeth whitening process.

Myth #1: Teeth whitening gel weakens teeth.

Since teeth whitening treatments became popular, there has been a great deal discussion about whether the bleaching agent we use can damage teeth.

As many dentists will tell you, the gel we use will not cause any damage to the tooth or its enamel. While the gel might seem powerful when it comes to fighting stains, it’s actually gentle on the tooth itself. However, if you opt for an at-home teeth whitening option, always be sure to follow the directions exactly to prevent issues.

Myth #2: Teeth whitening works on all stains.

Professional in-office teeth whitening can give you a smile that’s up to 10 shades whiter, but keep in mind that teeth whitening only works on external or surface stains, which are often yellow. Teeth whitening is not effective at getting rid of internal stains caused by trauma. If you are dealing with internal stains, there are other, better cosmetic dentistry options for you.

Myth #3: Teeth whitening causes tooth sensitivity.

While it’s true that your teeth may experience some sensitivity during the treatment process, this is usually only true for those who already experience day-to-day sensitivity. And for those who do have sensitive teeth, your Bolingbrook dentist offers different whitening gels to tailor your treatment exactly to your smile. Just be sure to let us know that you have sensitive teeth so we can use a more gentle bleaching gel.

If you are interested in getting a whiter smile, then it’s time to opt for teeth whitening from your Bolingbrook dentist. Call Dr. Keith Kalmanek at The Dental Artists to schedule your whitening session and get one step closer to a whiter smile.