Have you noticed your pearly whites are no longer quite as pearly white? Many of us panic a little when we realize our teeth have yellowed not because of the morning coffee we just drank, but the morning coffee we drank day after day after day over the last several years! And now that discoloration is not just washing away with some water. So what can you do, and is it safe for your teeth?
How to Whiten Your Teeth
First, see a professional! You can use at-home bleaching kits like popular name-brand whitening strips, but these often won’t get you the results you’re seeking. For the safest teeth bleaching, a dentist is your best bet. When you come see us North Richland Hills Dentistry, we take every necessary measure to keep you both safe and comfortable during your bleaching procedure.
First, we’ll apply a gel to your teeth and let it sit for one hour. We use a rubber dam to ensure the whitener doesn’t damage your gum line. We leave the whitening gel on for about an hour. You’ll leave with a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter than before!
When Not to Bleach
Generally, we recommend waiting until after a pregnancy and breastfeeding is over to whiten your teeth. There is just not enough data to tell us if bleaching your teeth is safe during pregnancy or when breastfeeding, so to err on the side of caution, we’d recommend that you don’t bleach your teeth during those times.
It’s also important to know that if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease, or weak enamel, we may not recommend teeth bleaching for you.
If you have any other questions or concerns about bleaching your teeth, call our office today. Our professional in-office teeth whitening will give you the benefit of having a cleaner-looking and brighter smile. We love the reaction our patients have when they see the results of their new dazzling smile! Schedule your appointment online or call us today.