Is teeth whitening safe?
Because good oral health is our number one goal at Western Prosthodontic Centre, we will always perform an exam before beginning any cosmetic treatment. By beginning with a healthy mouth, our dentists can reduce any negative side effects or consequences of treatment.
Teeth whitening is no different. While bleaching is safe for most people, ensuring a few details are taken care of first will improve the overall experience.
Identify areas with recession – Gum recession occurs when people have a misaligned bite or advanced periodontal disease. The gums pull back, exposing the roots of the teeth. This affects teeth whitening because it may cause more sensitivity for some people. This does not mean that you have to give up on a white smile. Desensitizing agents, fluoride applications and a gentler peroxide solution can make it possible for patients to still achieve a white smile without pain.
Begin with a professional clean and polish – Removing superficial stains and tartar from the surfaces of teeth will result in a uniform result with professional whitening. This is why we recommend beginning any teeth whitening treatment after you have a professional cleaning in our West Perth dental office.