Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

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When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself.

However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

The ADA advises patients to meet with with their dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if teeth whitening is for you. This is especially essential when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick, reasonably priced, and non-invasive. Though some cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.

If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the essentials. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

There are many DIY teeth bleaching systems available and it seems like new kinds appear every time you visit the toothpaste row at your grocery store.

These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in cosmetic dental offices. It may not be dynamic enough for your tooth stains.

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, teeth whitening is among the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:

763-494-4443

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
55369

 

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