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Is Teeth Whitening Bad for Your Enamel?

Woman's Teeth Enamel Before & After Teeth Whitening

Because teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that alters natural tooth color, some people claim it’s bad for teeth. It actually comes down to proper technique. There can be negative effects, but if you whiten correctly, they aren’t any issues.


Watch Out for This When You Whiten

Bleaching your teeth can temporarily open up pores in your enamel. This puts the nerves in your teeth much closer to acids and extreme temperatures. Such sensitivity does eventually go away with time. Some people find that they aren’t sensitive, at all.

Another issue is gum irritation. This is usually the result of getting the bleaching agent on your gums where it shouldn’t go. You might experience a burning feeling and gum exfoliation if this happens.

Happily, these negative effects are reversible, preventable, and treatable.


Professional Whitening Makes the Difference

When you bleach your teeth at home, you run the risk of doing it incorrectly. Especially with ill-fitting trays or bulky strips. Planning a professional whitening session gets you more immediate and profound. Plus, a skilled dental care provider will help you protect your gums during the procedure.


Why Teeth Whitening Is Worth It

It’s an incredible feeling to have someone walk up to you and tell you how great you look. Even better is when someone you’ve just met guesses your age to be well below what it actually is.

That’s what whitening your teeth can do for you.

By brightening your smile, you’ll look:

-More professional

You’re going to be surprised by all the benefits you’ll experience from whitening your teeth! It’s even better when you get that beautiful smile knowing that your teeth are perfectly safe.

Contact the experts at Wilmington Dental Group to find out how to begin your journey to a brighter smile.


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