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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

February 7, 2022
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Posted By: Harlow Dental
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Whitening your teeth is a quick way to boost the appearance of your smile, and the temptations in the grocery store aisle are endless, but if you are looking for the safest (and most effective!) way to whiten your teeth, look no further than your Charlotte, NC cosmetic dentist.

Why Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safer?

When you opt to whiten your teeth using a professional-grade system with your dentist, they can monitor your progress and ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for cosmetic dentistry. For example, if you have gum recession, cavities, or other dental conditions, you might be better off with pre-treatments before you get started on a teeth whitening program.

While most healthy people can safely whiten their teeth without an issue, it’s best to get the advice of your dentist.

What If My Teeth Feel Sensitive?

Tooth sensitivity caused by teeth whitening products is temporary. However, you may need a pre-treatment with a desensitizer or fluoride before starting, or your Charlotte cosmetic dentist can adjust the strength of the gel to keep you comfortable.

Why Is Professional Teeth Whitening More Effective?

Store-bought whitening gels, pastes, and kits are designed for everyone rather than being customized for your unique smile. Unfortunately, that can mean leaking gel that irritates gum tissue, strips that slip and come off, or spotty results that are, well, embarrassing.

At Harlow Dental, we customize your teeth whitening trays to fit your teeth perfectly. When you combine this with following the instructions exactly and using the correct amount of teeth bleaching gel, you can eliminate side effects while getting the whitest results only available from your dentist.

Also, did you know the best time to start a teeth bleaching regimen is immediately following a dental cleaning? When we remove the plaque, tartar and surface stains by polishing the teeth, you get better results.

Are You Ready for a Whiter Smile?

Give us a call at Harlow Dental to determine if teeth whitening is right for you. Your Charlotte dentist can help you find the cosmetic dentistry treatment that will brighten your smile and your confidence.

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