Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Teeth whitening changes the look of the surface of your teeth, often dramatically. That leads some patients to ask us if whiteners damage the tooth enamel as they work. In this blog post, we’ll go over how you can whiten your teeth in a safe and effective way.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Professional teeth whitening is the only way to whiten your teeth and ensure both safety and efficacy. While professional whitening can cause temporary tooth sensitivity, it is not going to put you at risk for any lasting damage.

Over-the-Counter & DIY Whitening

While we can’t guarantee that any given whitening product you buy over the counter at the pharmacy, for example, is safe or effective, you can use the American Dental Association as a guide. They put their ADA Seal of Acceptance on any products that they’ve tested and approved. Generally speaking, professional whitening is going to be more fast-acting and effective than anything you can buy on your own. DIY whitening, on the other hand, is never advisable. By using things like lemon, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide on your teeth you’ll be putting the health and appearance of your smile at a major risk.

The Benefits of Professional Whitening

Safe and effective, professional whitening is a popular procedure at our office. Not only will you get fantastic results, but you’ll get them quickly. Our procedure yields result in no-time, with less sensitivity than an over the counter product provides. Results are typically long-lasting, especially with diligent oral care.

Professional Whitening in Fairfield, CT

Are you ready for a whiter, brighter smile? Here at Vayner Family Dentistry, we can give you the results you’re looking for. Give us a call or visit our website to request a consultation and we’ll help you find the whitening solution that’s best for you!


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