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Tooth Whitening Benefits and Risks

March 19, 2011 @ 07:12 PM -- by

If you have stains on your teeth or have a discolored smile, you know just how much you can affect your self-esteem. It can affect your interactions with your co-workers and colleagues, and it can even affect your interactions with your friends and family. The team here at our Newport Beach cosmetic dentistry practice is happy to offer patients with stained teeth a number of treatment options. In a vast majority of cases, teeth whitening will be able to whiten a smile by up to ten shades.

Professional teeth whitening treatment is much more effective that the over the counter whitening products. The reason for this is the bleaching agents used in professional whitening are much stronger and hence better able to address more serious tooth discoloration.

Newport Beach teeth whitening is extremely safe and effective. One of the biggest benefits of professional teeth whitening is that it can take care of little stains on an individual tooth or general discoloration of multiple teeth. What’s more, multiple teeth whitening treatments can be performed for more difficult stains and issues with discoloration.

With this in mind, however, tooth whitening is not without its risks, though they are few. The main risk is tooth sensitivity. The bleaching agents are quite strong and can make your teeth more sensitive than usual following treatment. In general, you’ll want to be careful about drinking beverages that are too hot or too cold for a bit after whitening treatment. If you experience sensitivity of any kind following treatment, please let us know so we can help address that issue while you are in the office.

For more information on teeth whitening as well as many other ways that you can enhance the health and beauty of your smile, please contact our Newport Beach cosmetic dentistry office today. We look forward to speaking with you.