The Safety of Whitening

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While everyone wants to have the best-looking smile possible, not everyone trusts that modern whitening procedures are as safe as they’re advertised to be.

This is a big misconception that has no basis in fact. Modern tooth whitening is one of the most common procedures done at any dentist office in the country, and whitening can have tremendous impacts on self-esteem and your appearance.

With that in mind, let’s look at the why behind the safety of teeth whitening.

Is it safe?

The short answer to this question is yes. However, let’s examine why it’s safe.

Teeth whitening involves the use of bleaching your teeth to rid them of stains. The primary ingredient in any tooth whitening gel or substance is carbamide peroxide, which has been proven by the American Dental Association (ADA) to be safe.

What are the risks?

While the bleaching agent in whitening products won’t have any negative effect on your oral or systemic health, one risk exists with whitening.

The bleach used in whitening products can cause pretty severe irritation to your gums if you’re not careful and allow the bleach to get on your gums. This is the biggest risk you’ll face when whitening your teeth. It truly is a low-risk, high-reward procedure.

To schedule your whitening appointment, call us today at 505-662-3163.