Is teeth whitening safe?
Safety is a common concern for patients who are considering whitening their teeth. Dr. Buxton and your team at Maine Family Dental are here to assure you that whitening your teeth is definitely safe and won't cause breakdown of your enamel.
Some of the side effects that many patients commonly experience when whitening their teeth are sensitivity or injuries to their soft tissues. These side effects can easily be avoided by choosing to work closely with your dentist for teeth whitening rather than using over-the-counter (OTC) products purchased at your local grocery store.
The products that your dentist has access to are much stronger so you'll achieve better results, but they're also formulated to reduce and even eliminate sensitivity. OTC whitening products cannot offers these same benefits.
Your dentist will also create whitening trays that are customized just for you. This will ensure that they fit snugly against your teeth, which will eliminate excess gel from escaping during whitening an causing injuries to your gums or other soft tissues.
If you would like to learn more about your options for a whiter, brighter smile, we encourage you to contact Maine Family Dental Practice and schedule an appointment to learn more about teeth whitening.