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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for My Smile?

June 12, 2021
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Posted By: Smith Dental
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If you've felt like your smile is a little lackluster, it may be time to consider brightening your look with teeth whitening. This quick and affordable cosmetic dental treatment is a great way to give both your smile and your confidence a boost. But how safe is it for your teeth?

The good news is that it's extremely safe and straightforward to professionally whiten your smile in the comfort of your own home. Your team at Smith Dental can help!

How Teeth Whitening in Hillsboro Works

The basics of teeth whitening work like this:

  • Your dentist creates custom plastic whitening trays for you by taking impressions of your teeth.
  • You and your dentist will choose which strength of whitening gel is best based on your goals for your smile.
  • You'll take your custom trays and whitening gel home and apply it daily for about two weeks.
  • You will always be able to update your smile in the future whenever you like with your custom trays.

Enjoying a whiter, brighter smile has never been easier with professional take-home teeth whitening kits from your dentist in Hillsboro.

Rest Assured That Teeth Whitening Is Safe

Tooth bleaching gel utilizes one of two whitening ingredients: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These chemicals work to break down the stain-causing particles on your teeth, so they look whiter and brighter.

These days, tooth sensitivity is often the most prominent side effect of bleaching your teeth, and your dentist can help reduce that sensitivity with fluoride products.

Custom trays also protect your gums and soft tissues from any bleaching gel that might escape and cause discomfort.

How Can I Get Started With Professional Teeth Whitening?

Talk with your dentist first to make sure that teeth whitening will help you achieve your goals. Some stubborn staining caused by medications or tobacco use may not respond to bleaching. If this is the case for you, your dentist can offer alternative treatments to help you reach your smile goals.

Contact Smith Dental in Hillsboro today at (503) 693-7301 to discuss if professional teeth whitening is the right choice for you.

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