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Does Teeth Whitening cause Damage?

Kingston TN

Many people dream of having a bright white smile. But with a multitude of teeth whitening products available on the market, it’s essential to choose the best, safest product for your smile. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to remove stains from your teeth and achieve a confident smile. But it doesn’t come without risks and side effects, if not used properly or if you choose the wrong method. So, today on the blog, we discuss whether teeth whitening causes damage and what to look for when choosing the best teeth whitening products.

First, let’s explore teeth whitening options

There are store-bought gels, strips, toothpastes, and oral rinses. Truth be told, most whitening toothpastes and rinses aren’t going to make a difference in changing the shade of your teeth. However, teeth whitening kits from the store may help brighten teeth in some cases. But there are dangers to using these products. Store-bought whitening kits often are overused, which could damage the tooth enamel and lead to increased tooth sensitivity and heighten your risk for cavities. Additionally, these kits are made with a one-size-fits-all approach, and so the whitening solution often doesn’t remain in place and may ooze onto the gums or be swallowed, which could be dangerous for your surrounding oral tissue or your overall health, if ingested.

Is professional teeth whitening safer?

If administered by a dentist, professional teeth whitening is the safest option. Not only is the gel placed only on your teeth, but the dentist recommends how long you should leave whitening gel on your teeth, and how often you should bleach. Additionally, when you opt for professional teeth whitening in Kingston at LakeView Dental Arts, you’ll receive custom-made trays made specifically from impressions of your mouth. This makes for a safer teeth whitening process.

KoR teeth whitening in Kingston

At LakeView Dental Arts, we offer the KoR teeth whitening system, which doesn’t use any lasers or lights. And, KoR offers four different whitening systems so we can recommend the best one for your unique smile needs. Plus, you won’t have to worry about tooth sensitivity. KoR’s desensitizing gel minimizes tooth sensitivity by closing the dentinal tubules to prevent pulpal inflammation, which is inflammation of the tooth’s nerve. One of the best benefits of KoR whitening is that it removes intrinsic stains from tetracycline, which causes teeth to look dark or gray. Most other teeth whitening products, especially those found in stores, won’t affect intrinsic stains.

How can I get started?

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice a bright white smile for damaged or sensitive teeth. Instead, opt for KoR teeth whitening in Kingston at LakeView Dental Arts so that you can smile confidently in no time. We offer several different KoR whitening systems. Whether you prefer an in-office treatment or whitening your teeth at home during the day or at night, we’ll match you with the ideal system that works for you. The beautiful bright smile that you’ve always wanted is closer to reality than you might think. To find out more, contact LakeView Dental Arts by calling (865) 376-9687 or schedule an appointment online.

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