Teeth-whitening treatments are a staple of cosmetic dentistry. Today’s methods can transform the dingiest teeth into dazzling pearly whites in just one dental visit. But while these treatments are widely successfully, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
In fact, there is a dangerous trend that involves younger Americans misusing or overusing teeth-whitening products. You may think these treatment are low risk, but too much exposure to these products can severely damage the enamel on your teeth and cause you irreversible dental health issues. Your enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but it can be damaged. Once that happens, the enamel cannot be repaired.
We often use teeth-whitening treatments in our office, but we closely examine every patient before determining if they are good candidates for the treatment. Often times bleaching treatments cause patients gum sensitivity or even tooth decay, so patients with a history of those two issues are not ideal candidates.
But … as you already know, you do not need a dentist to whiten your teeth. Today, there are countless over-the-counter whitening treatments and toothpastes. Without a dental professional leading the way, it’s easy to misuse or overuse these treatment. Over-bleaching your teeth can lead to rapid tooth decay, gum disease and damage to your enamel – which is irreversible. In extreme cases, teeth exposed to too many whitening treatments will begin to look translucent.
At New Albany Implants, we understand that physical appearance is important in today’s society. That’s why we offer the safest whitening procedures on the market. Our professional and skilled staff is trained in administering these treatments and will never pressure patients into having the procedure done. Call us today and ask about our teeth-whitening treatments or other cosmetic dentistry services.