When it comes to dental issues, teeth whitening is one of the most discussed elements of dental care, and one that receives a lot of public attention. It makes sense when you think about it; we all want to have those perfect and radiant movie star smiles. Nevertheless, there is some debate about whitening and many of us understandably have plenty of questions. To that end, here at Moeiz Koskhi Surgical & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to make sure everyone has the right information, and we’d like to provide you with the facts when it comes to whitening. Just remember, for whitening procedures that are safe, only trust your dentist, and steer clear of home remedies.
- Whitening is not bad for you teeth, and will not cause permanent damage to you enamel, or any tooth structure.
- There has been recent concern over the toxicity of whitening agents. Though the agents used in whitening can in fact cause damage if misused, they are not inherently dangerous. This is not unlike medication and treatment provided by your doctor. In the wrong hands, many medical procedures can be harmful. That’s why it’s important to only trust a well trained professional like Dr. Koskhi.
- Toothpaste whiteners do work, but not as you may expect. They don’t change the color of the teeth, and only remove surface stains.
- Whitening typically lasts from six months to two years depending on each patient’s habits. Smoking, red wine, and coffee consumption all have a negative impact. For more information on whitening and to inquire for treatment, contact our office today!