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Common Myths About Teeth Whitening

Common Myths About Teeth Whitening

Posted by Oak Dentistry on Oct 29 2021, 06:58 AM

We all want our teeth to shine brighter and be whiter. It is achievable with the help of the teeth whitening procedure. However, most people fail to enjoy the benefits of the treatment because of misconceptions they may have. Thus, this blog will clear all the misconceptions about the teeth whitening procedure you may have.

Drinking Caffeine and Red Wine

There is a misconception among some people that after the teeth whitening procedure, they have to avoid the consumption of caffeine and red wine. Though these are the beverages or drinks that cause staining, you can have them in limited amounts. 

However, you may have been asked to avoid them for a few days after the treatment. The reason for this is the pores of the tooth enamel would still be open. And open pores are more susceptible to stains and discoloration.

Expensive Treatment

You’d be happy to hear that teeth whitening is not at all an expensive procedure. It totally depends on what type of procedure you are relying on.

Makes the Teeth Sensitive

Sometimes, the teeth whitening solution in the teeth whitening kit makes the teeth sensitive. However, it is not permanent. The bleaching solution also causes temporary irritation to your gums. Thankfully, there are several ways to prevent the sensitivity and remove it from the list of barriers from undergoing a teeth whitening procedure. You can follow specific tips to avoid sensitivity:

● Wear the strips or teeth whitening for a shorter period.

● If the instruction is to apply the solution for about an hour, you could reduce the procedure to 30 minutes.

● Use toothpaste that prevents the sensitivity of your teeth.  

Longer Procedure

The time needed for teeth whitening entirely depends on the type of procedure you are using. Furthermore, procedures like the Biolase ezlase teeth whitening system and diode laser-activated bleaching system takes up to 20 minutes to provide you with a healthy and white smile.

Does Not Provide Forever Results

Though the teeth whitening effects last longer, the teeth aging process continues. Thus, the teeth will change the color that is considered normal. However, to keep your teeth white for a longer time, regular touch-ups are important, either done through your dentist or at home using whitening kits.

Teeth whitening has always been the easiest and safest procedure that enhances your teeth and smile. However, you need to visit your dentist regularly for healthier and whiter teeth.

Get in-house professional teeth whitening treatment from Oak Dentistry, Arlington, TX. For more details and appointments, call us at (817) 375-0400, book online, or visit us at 7416 S Cooper St STE 100, Arlington, TX 76001.

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