Safe Methods for Tooth Whitening
There is over a decade of research proving teeth whitening is safe and effective. Several products in the market today have shown no adverse effects on teeth or gums in substantial clinical and laboratory testing. Be sure to look for clinically proven products, follow directions and consult with us about the best whitening product for you.
If you do experience sensitivity, there are several ways you can help eliminate it:
- If using a tray applicator, wear the tray for a shorter period
- Brush with a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth that contains potassium nitrate to help soothe tooth nerve ending
- Ask us for a product with fluoride, which helps re-mineralize your teeth.
- Stop whitening your teeth for several days to allow you teeth to adapt to the whitening process.
Before starting any at-home whitening products, make an appointment with us if you:
- Have gum disease
- Teeth with worn enamel
- Cavities or particularly sensitive teeth
- If you’re pregnant or breast-feeding
- If you have tooth-colored crowns, caps or other dental work in your front teeth
Your dental health is a holistic venture, make sure you take care of yourself wholly, and your oral health will follow. If you are looking for a dentist in Brooklyn, our team of board certified doctors and specialists are here for you and your family. Get in contact with us today!