teeth whitening FAQsWhen dental patients come to our office in Golden, one of the things they most frequently request is teeth whitening. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can help you feel confident, make your special event photos even more beautiful, or help you kick off a vacation feeling great. However, there is some misinformation that is often passed around about teeth whitening that our patients ask us about. Here are the top four teeth whitening FAQs.

Teeth Whitening: Bad for Enamel?

No, there is no teeth whitening procedure that is bad for the enamel of your teeth. Even bleaching is safe. The mild sensitivity that occurs for the first few hours after having a tooth whitening procedure does not indicate that any damage was done to your teeth, and will fade quickly.

Is Everyone a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

No, not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening. In general, most cosmetic dentists and tooth whitening specialists suggest addressing oral health issues first, and then addressing any other cosmetic issues such as cracks, chips, or crooked teeth, before whitening. However, each patient is unique.

Teeth Whitening: Bad for Veneers or Fillings?

While teeth whitening is not bad for veneers, crowns, or fillings, you should be aware that it will not change their color. These products are not porous, and their color cannot be changed the way your natural tooth can.

Are Whitening Toothpastes Effective?

Toothpastes that claim to be teeth whitening are simply cleaning the surface of the teeth. Whitening procedures remove stains from under the top layer of the tooth. While you could see nice results with a whitening toothpaste, it will not have whitened your teeth.

Contact Your Dentist in Golden to Learn More

If you have more teeth whitening FAQs, give us a call or contact us online. Denver Smiles near Golden can be reached at 303-623-4444.