That may seem like a silly question. After all, everywhere you look, people seem to have bright, white, seemingly perfect smiles. Are you considering tooth bleaching to get your smile whiter than white?
Be careful! Your teeth may seem tough, but the bleaching craze can take its toll on the health of your teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that anyone considering a tooth-whitening treatment, whether with a dentist or by using an over-the-counter product, should first have an exam and consult with a dentist about the best tooth-whitening system for you.
Smile-whitening treatments are the #1 service requested of dentists, and some patients are “bleach-aholics,” using tooth-whitening strips or other products more frequently than advised. They have blazing white teeth, but like anorexics or plastic surgery enthusiasts, it’s never enough. A beautiful smile is a naturally appealing feature, and to achieve it, Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on over-the-counter tooth-whitening products.
Tooth whiteners are safe, but some of them are acidic, and this can wear away your tooth enamel. A study in the Journal of the American Dental Assocation found that half of the people who have whitening treatments experience some sensitivity afterwards, or pain. The chance of pain increases if you overdo whitening “touchups.”
Martin Zase, president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) suggests a tooth color that matches the whites of your eyes will be the best complement to your features. And he agrees with the ADA that consulting with a dentist is important.
Dr. Jack Kayton is a member of the AACD, with extensive skill and experience in tooth whitening treatments, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers. He will work with you to achieve your most beautiful smile, one that’s naturally beautiful and white
Contact usat our Charlottesville dental office at 434.977.3939 for an exam and consultation for tooth whitening. You’ll love smiling knowing your teeth beautifully and naturally healthy and white.
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