Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

We all want to look our best, and for many that means making sure teeth remain clean and white. Of course, it is difficult sometimes to get through the day without that important cup of coffee or tea, and if you enjoy the occasional glass of red wine with dinner you can expect your teeth to turn a bit off-white. Brushing daily works to prevent plaque build-up and cavities, but it may not always get out stubborn enamel stains. It’s no wonder some people try over the counter whitening strips and paste, but is that a good idea?

We can understand if you are apprehensive about trying a product at home. It seems many products – not just home dental wonders – promise the moon and don’t deliver. You don’t want to waste good money on junk, either, so it’s important to research teeth whitening options before you make a commitment.

The American Dental Association offers an official statement on the safety and effectiveness of tooth whitening. At our practice, we also offer tooth whitening procedures that can help brighten your smile – bear in mind, however, that tooth whitening is not a one-time, permanent process. If you wish to keep white teeth as part of your look, know that whitening is something you’ll do a few times a year to maintain your bright smile.

If you have questions about teeth whitening and recommended steps, don’t hesitate to contact us.