If you’re unhappy with the stains on your teeth or are interested in a brighter smile, teeth whitening is an excellent treatment you can consider, and the following are useful facts you should know regarding professional teeth whitening:

1. Sensitivity after the treatment is very common

During this treatment, the pores on your teeth will be opened, exposing the nerves, leading to sensitivity. Additionally, the dehydrating effect of whitening can also reduce nerve insulation, which can also lead to sensitivity, but this is very natural after a teeth whitening procedure, and it’s a temporary effect that should not last more than a couple of days.

2. Crowns, Onlays, and Bondings cannot be whitened

Crowns, Onlays, and Bondings cannot be whitened. All are synthetic, so they do not possess pores, and this is why the process of teeth whitening will not work. If you want to make them white, your only option will be to replace them, and it is recommended that you whiten your teeth before getting them fixed if you require a new cap or crown.

3. Results are not permanent

While professional tooth whitening treatments are effective, the results are not permanent, and the effects can start to wear off after a few years. Better eating habits and less coffee and tea can help results last longer, and post whitening care will allow you to enjoy your brighter smile for a longer period. Continue practicing proper brushing and flossing techniques and avoid foods that cause stains.

4. Professional whitening treatments are very different from drugstore whitening kits

Active peroxides are used in tooth whitening substances, and this is what bleaches the teeth. Drug store kits contain a standard amount of peroxide, which may not be effective as this amount may not be suitable for your teeth. Drugstore products will also be applied for a shorter period, but professional whitening treatments contain more hydrogen peroxide content and are applied for a more extended period. A dentist will know precisely the right amount of peroxides that are needed for your teeth specifically and will be able to provide you with better results. Additionally, they will complete the treatment safely and adequately, so you won’t have to worry about your gums or other problems because a dentist will always prioritize safety.

5. Our type of Professional teeth whitening

We use professional whitening with custom-made take-home trays which come with a strong bleaching agent to add to the trays that will whiten your teeth. You must follow your dentist’s instructions if you decide to pursue this option to achieve the results you’re after.

If you want to improve your smile, Appleby Dental Professionals can help. We will provide you with a brighter and healthier smile, so contact us today to schedule an appointment!