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Three Myths About Professional Teeth Whitening

December 19, 2018
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Posted By: Lucio H. Kim DDS
Teeth Whitening in Glendale CA

Have you considered professional teeth whitening for stained or yellowed teeth? If not, you may have fallen victim to teeth whitening myths! Whether performed in-office or as a take-home kit, professional teeth whitening in Glendale, CA, is popular for many reasons. It’s time to bust the myths that may be keeping you from a brighter smile.

Myth: Teeth Whitening Is Painful

While it’s normal for your teeth to feel a bit sensitive for a short time after teeth whitening, avoiding hot and cold beverages will help. However, professional teeth whitening will not cause long-term tooth or gum sensitivity.

With professional teeth whitening, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth to create customized bleaching trays. This ensures that the bleaching solution only touches the surfaces of your teeth, not your gums. Drugstore kits simply cannot match the customized fit of professional teeth whitening trays. Your dentist will also give you exact instructions for how long to leave the solution on at home.

Myth: Teeth Whitening Hurts Enamel

Tooth enamel is an extremely hard material, making up the outermost layer of your teeth. However, the teeth whitening bleaching solution applied to your teeth actually stains the layer below the enamel, called the dentin, by passing through the enamel’s microscopic tubes. With professional teeth whitening in Glendale, CA, you can be sure your treatment is safe and expertly supervised.

Myth: Teeth Whitening Looks Unnatural

This may happen with drugstore kits, but with professional teeth whitening, you and your dentist work together to choose the right shade for you. Also, if your dentist gives you a professional take-home kit, the whitening will happen over a period of days. Once your teeth have reached a shade you like, you stop treatment.

Whiter and Brighter Smiles in Glendale

Ready to take your smile to the next level? Call our dental office to learn more about the professional KöR Teeth Whitening system for permanent teeth.

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