Smile Life Dental

Is teeth whitening safe?

A white smile is beneficial when making first or even third impressions. Having white teeth represents health, beauty, and that you care about the way you look. Many places offer teeth whitening, but is it safe for the average person?

When completed under the supervision of a trained and experienced dentist, teeth whitening is completely safe for patients with healthy teeth and gums.

Teeth whitening typically utilizes a peroxide solution to remove the stains from teeth and penetrate the pores of your teeth to bleach away deeper stains. We offer both in-office and take-home whitening, often in combination, to achieve the best results.

By following directions exactly and following Dr. Caselle’s recommendation for how long to wear your trays, along with the type of gel that will work best for you, you can enjoy comfortable and effective teeth whitening.

If you do experience sensitivity, let us know! We can help. Desensitizing gel and fluoride treatments help reduce those symptoms and allow you to achieve excellent results. Side effects usually occur if you leave your trays in for too long or use too much whitening gel in each tooth receptacle. Only a small amount is necessary to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Contact your Wilmington dentist at Smile Life Dental to learn more about teeth whitening.

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