5 Things You Should Know about Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants whiter teeth, and with today’s technological advancements in dentistry, teeth whitening has become even safer and more affordable than ever. The market has also become saturated with many different teeth whitening products and in-office options which can be confusing for the average consumer to navigate. This article goes over 5 main ideas about teeth whitening to help you make an informed decision about teeth whitening options.

A Beautiful Smile Matters

Being able to smile without embarrassment of discolored teeth can have a huge impact on your self-esteem and overall emotional well-being. Everyone loves a healthy smile, and first impressions can sometimes make or break professional and personal relationships. Make sure you’re putting your best foot forward by a getting brighter, healthier smile, right here in out east El Paso, TX dental office!

Teeth Whitening May Not Be for You

At Green Family Dental we value all of our patients, and we know sometimes a bright smile isn’t as important as their oral health. Here are a few reasons to avoid teeth whitening:

  • If you are pregnant or nursing
  • If you are a child under 14 years of age
  • If you are prone to periodontal diseases, tooth decay, or sensitivity
  • ​If you are allergic to peroxide or have dental restoration work

Will Not Damage Your Teeth

The myth that teeth whitening will damage teeth or make your teeth permanently sensitive is false. Teeth whitening does not damage tooth enamel and most people feel no sensitivity after teeth whitening. For those that do however, it will only last for 1 to 2 days maximum. Teeth whitening is also considered one the safest dental procedures available.

It’s a Fast Procedure

Our Zoom! Teeth Whitening is an in-office teeth bleaching process that is known for quickly brightening and usually takes about an hour on average. However, a preliminary exam, X-rays, and teeth cleaning is usually recommended before hand. So make sure to talk to our staff and dentist about whether you will need to have your teeth cleaned first.

Results Can Last a Long Time

The results of your teeth whitening can also last for a long time​ if properly maintained with regular hygienic maintenance, and regularly scheduled dental visits. Green Family Dental also has a take home option with Flashwhite Teeth Whitening kits. Ask our staff about take teeth whitening options available to all of our patients.

Schedule a Teeth Whitening Consultation

Our staff can answer any questions you have concerning teeth whitening or any other dental procedure we offer here at Green Family Dental. Our staff is friendly, professional, and wainting to answer your call. Call us today at 915.778.4681, or schedule an appointment by visiting our Contact page.