Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is a popular way celebrities and social media influencers get those sparkling white grins. Dunwoody dental offices also offer teeth whitening and you’re probably wondering if you should give bleaching a try.
Whitening your teeth delivers several benefits including:
- Increased confidence
- Motivation to keep your teeth clean and healthy
- A younger-looking smile
- Another reason to show off your smile more!
Teeth bleaching is the perfect finishing touch for any smile makeover. But before you whiten your teeth, you need to make sure that bleaching is something your teeth can handle.
While teeth whitening is perfectly safe, it can have some side-effects. These include chemical burns to your gums, sensitivity, and enamel damage. Whitening can be uncomfortable if it’s done incorrectly or too often and these mistakes are easy to make when you try bleaching your teeth on your own.
Fortunately, you’re less likely to experience these side-effects when you bleach your teeth under professional guidance!
But even professional teeth whitening can leave you disappointed if your teeth aren’t well-suited to the procedure.
Teeth bleaching may not be right for you if you have decayed or cracked teeth or receded gums that expose sensitive tooth roots. Additionally, you won’t get good results if you have a lot of crowns, veneers, or fillings. These materials won’t lighten with bleach; they’ll only stand out even more in contrast with your whitened natural teeth.
The best way to find out whether or not teeth whitening is right for you is to visit Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. If you don’t qualify, we’ll be happy to explain your best whitening alternatives. Call today to book your cosmetic dental consultation!