Doylestown Dental
Jonathan R. Siefker DDS, Maryann Jacko DDS

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening supervised by a dentist is completely safe. If you are worrying about stories you have heard involving sensitivity or burning sensations, those have more to do with misuse or overuse of products purchased in a store or online.

Peroxide, the active ingredient in whitening products, can lead to problems with your gum health, like gingivitis or gum sensitivity. Overdoing your whitening with products like whitening strips can also cause erosion of the protective layer of enamel.

Many people are tempted to turn to over-the-counter whitening products because of their accessibility. However, you don’t have the benefit of turning to a professional if a problem occurs. Another problem with store-bought whiteners is that they usually include a generic boil-and-bite tray. Since they don’t conform perfectly to your teeth like professional whitening trays, they will never produce the uniform, consistent results of an in-office treatment.

Before you waste a lot of time on money on whitening products that don’t work all that well, look into professional treatments at our Doylestown, OH dental office. We offer both in-office treatments and customized take-home kits for your convenience.

Professional whitening performed by your dentist provides peace of mind because you know you have a professional to oversee the process and turn to if something goes wrong. If you are interested in learning about all the benefits of a professional whitening treatment, please call us to arrange an appointment so we can discuss your needs.

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