Dr. Peter Cameron

Is teeth whitening safe for my teeth?

One of the quickest and most affordable ways to improve the appearance of your teeth is with teeth whitening. 

At Charlestown Dental Care, we recommend sticking with the professional teeth whitening offered by your dentist. Because your dentist knows your oral health, they can recommend a teeth whitening option that takes your unique oral health conditions into account. Best of all, your dentist in Charlestown will make sure that teeth whitening is safe for you.

Your dentist will make sure your teeth are free of decay and fractures and your gums are healthy before getting started. 

Avoid Abrasive Toothpaste

Many whitening toothpastes contain abrasives that wear down and weaken your enamel. Whitening toothpaste works by scrubbing away surface stains but rarely penetrates the microscopic pores of enamel where stains hide.

Don’t Get Sensitive over It

Using a whitening gel that is too strong when you have sensitive teeth can give you a zing of pain. Your dentist will recommend a whitening gel to use at home that contains desensitizers or will provide a sensitive toothpaste option to help you feel less sensitive so you can achieve maximum whiteness comfortably.

The best time to whiten teeth is directly following a teeth clean and polish. If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry, ask at your next appointment or feel free to give us a call.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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