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7 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions

Posted on September 9, 2020

1. Does teeth whitening alter veneers, crowns, or fillings?

Teeth whitening imposes little to no effect on restorative substances such as porcelain or crowns. However, it may temporarily decrease the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. For this reason, it’s essential to confirm with your dental professional before undergoing any procedure involving tooth whitening.

2. Is the agent used in tooth whitening safe?

Solutions developed from hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, and urea – substances present in every human cell – should be used carefully to relieve any concern. If issues occur, it may result due to incorrect execution of instruction or overuse of the solution over a period of months or years.

3. How long do the results last after a tooth whitening treatment?

The results after a tooth whitening procedure may last from six months up to two years, although some studies report has reported effects lasting up to ten years. By avoiding specific staining agents such as red wine, smoking, coffee, and tea, you can preserve the results for a more extended period of time.

4. Is tooth bleaching safe?

Yes. Numerous studies have indicated that tooth whitening (or tooth bleaching) is safe. In order to protect your tooth enamel, you may use fluoride and calcium sulfate.

5. Do whitening toothpastes work?

Whitening kinds of toothpaste advertise that they whiten and brighten your teeth, and though they may provide some visible results, they don’t actually change the color of the teeth. Whitening tubes of toothpaste only clean the surface stains off your teeth but aren’t actually whitening them.

6. Is tooth whitening harmful to my enamel?

No. No irreparable damage is caused to the enamel or any other structures of your teeth by tooth whitening procedures.

7. Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?

No. Sensitivity caused by tooth whitening treatments is always temporary. This means if there is any delicacy caused by the whitening, it goes away within a couple of days after the procedure, and the patient resumes experiencing the level of responsiveness they had before the whitening treatment.

Want more information about teeth whitening? Contact ISmile Dental Spa Today!

Our dentists and team provide family-focused dental care that will always leave you smiling! We welcome you to call iSmile Dental Spa today at (916) 979-7122 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Angel Soto or Dr. Carla Gutierrez and learn more about teeth whitening in Carmichael, California!

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