Dallas Teeth Whitening Dentist Reviews Safety of Teeth Whitening

Written by Dr. Lin on Jul 31, 2012

One of the easiest and most popular treatments offered by cosmetic dentists is tooth whitening. The appearance of your teeth can be significantly enhanced with professional tooth whitening products in about one hour. You can say goodbye to your brown, yellow or dingy smile and walk out with a bright, white smile you can be proud of. Your Dallas, TX Teeth Whitening Dentist can help return your self confidence about your looks with little risk and few side effects.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Most professional teeth whitening is performed in the dentist’s office. The process begins when your dentist applies a whitening agent on your teeth, which is left in place for about twenty minutes. Then this whitening agent is removed and re-applied. A tooth whitening sessions usually lasts about an hour, producing dramatic results and lightening your teeth from five to ten shades.

If a more in-depth whitening is needed for resistant staining, your dentist may recommend a take-home kit for at-home tooth whitening. In this case you will be supplied with special, custom-made trays to wear. The trays are usually worn for 15 minutes at a time twice a day. This process provides a more prolonged exposure to the whitening agent, increasing the odds of removing stubborn or severe staining.

Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Having your teeth whitened at your Dallas Teeth Whitening Dental Office is very safe. Prior to an in-office whitening, your dentist will place a protective gel on your gums and lips. This gel protects sensitive tissues from direct contact with the whitener. In the unlikely event that the whitening product does make some contact with your lips or gums, you may experience some irritation, but it is not severe and will wear off quickly.