Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching have become very popular cosmetic changes that people are making.
Age, wine, coffee and some food products can cause teeth to discolor over time. There are many teeth whitening services in Cambridge and you can also purchase over-the-counter products for bringing back that natural white color. But which products or procedures are right for you? You may be surprised at some of the risks involved.
- Whitening or Bleaching? Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching products are not the same. Teeth whitening products are considered to be safe as long as directions are followed. Some tooth polishes offer teeth whitening benefits. These products are known to be safe but they will only whiten your teeth around one shade at the most. Contact your dentist for information regarding teeth whitening services in Cambridge.
- Teeth bleaching on the other hand can greatly increase the whiteness of your teeth. But it can also cause increased sensitivity to touch, pressure and temperature. The use of products containing peroxide can cause gum irritation. If a person has dental restorations such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers and they try a bleaching technique, the result will be ‘Technicolor teeth’ as the crowns and veneers will not be affected by bleach.
- The very first thing a person should do before attempting any bleaching procedure is to see their dentist in Cambridge to determine the cause of the tooth discoloration. Some issues such as abscessed teeth, tooth decay or root canal problems can cause discoloration. Bleaching the teeth without fixing the problems will only mask the problems. Moreover, there should be no cavities present on the smile line in order to have whitening performed.
At Fresh Pond Dental in Cambridge, we have a staff of trained dental professionals who can determine the cause of your tooth discoloration and we can also show you some of the teeth whitening services in Cambridge and teeth bleaching options we have available.