Teeth Whitening: 3 Things Patients Want To Know

When we talk with our patients about teeth whitening, we certainly hear a long list of diverse questions (all of which we are, of course, happy to answer). What we notice, however, is that there are some concerns we hear over and over, which seem to be quite common to just about anyone who is looking for a whiter smile. To help cover the basics, so you can spend your time asking additional questions during your next visit, we’d like to provide you with some details that most patients want to know.

#1: Is It Necessary To Choose Professional Whitening?

Yes. The reason it’s so important is multi-faceted. First, DIY options are often too harsh, unreliable, and can lead to poor results or damaging results. Next, you might not even need teeth whitening but some other cosmetic treatment that will better address your needs. When you think it’s time for a brighter smile, we encourage you to schedule a visit.

#2: Will It Hurt My Teeth?

Nope! It’s possible that receiving teeth whitening can cause you a little bit of sensitivity. However, it is not something that will continue. Instead, the sensations will dissipate and you will simply be left with a lovely, healthy smile.

#3: Will It Last?

Your smile can stain again, so you cannot expect it to remain just as brilliant for the rest of your life without any effort or the potential for discoloration. What you can rely on, however, is the fact that your white smile can last a very long time if you care for it. This is really just a matter of remaining mindful when you eat staining foods and drinks, remembering to rinse-then-brush after such snacks, and staying wholly committed to dental hygiene (as well as professional care with our team).

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To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights, MI.