As popular as teeth whitening is with our patients in Bayport, many have asked about a few common misconceptions about teeth whitening. We fear that people will think these myths are true and that they will avoid an effective treatment to get an instantly more beautiful smile because of them. We have compiled some of the most common of these misconceptions to help you better understand the teeth whitening process and how it works.
There is no evidence at all that tooth whitening will in any way damage tooth enamel. Depending on the level of whitening you get, your teeth may be slightly temperature sensitive for a few days, which may have led to this and other misconceptions about teeth whitening, but there will be no damage to your enamel.
A lot of patients have misconceptions about teeth whitening and its effectiveness. They have been told that over-the-counter whitening treatments and products are as effective as professional teeth whitening. This is not true, and you will notice the difference between over-the-counter and professional whitening immediately.
Some misconceptions about teeth whitening can lead to unrealistic expectations. If a tooth is dead or if the dentin is showing through the enamel, teeth whitening may not be effective. Fortunately, we can usually recommend other procedures and treatments to help give you the bright, white smile you’ve been dreaming of.
With proper aftercare, teeth whitening can be very effective for several months or even years. However, it is not permanent. To keep your teeth gorgeously white, you will want to take very good care of them, visit your dentist near Bayport regularly, and come in for future teeth whitening treatments.
Are you ready to learn more about the facts and misconceptions about teeth whitening? Contact us at Al Berger, DDS at our office in Bohemia near Bayport at 631-589-2600, and we will gladly schedule your appointment. To learn more about teeth whitening, read the 5 Reasons You Should Consider Teeth Whitening and Teeth Whitening Aftercare.