People always ask questions about how whitening affects your teeth.
Teeth whitening is absolutely safe and does not destroy your enamel contrary to what everyone thinks. It is just using a bleaching agent that goes inside the dentinal tubules and cleans up the stains. That is what causes temporary sensitivity. There are several methods to bleach your teeth. You can get over the counter whitening strips or gel or pens which do not have a high concentration of bleaching agent. That is why they are called “whitening agents”. Then you can do the in office bleaching of the teeth which is done under supervision of the dentist and is a higher concentration of the bleach.
You can also do take home trays fabricated by the dentist and the bleaching gel to do it at your home. Because of the higher concentration of the bleaching agent, all these procedures are called teeth “bleaching”.
There are several other methods like laser teeth bleaching as well. If your teeth are already highly sensitive, remember to mention that to your dentist prior to your bleaching appointment so measures can be taken to reduce that before teeth bleaching.
In our office we provide Zoom , Kor and Take home bleaching gels. Please don’t hesitate to write any questions if you have.