Teeth Whitening FAQs

Teeth Whitening FAQs

September 17, 2017 Teeth Whitening

Any time of the year is a great time to consider teeth whitening. In the summer, you will be headed to vacation and fun in the sun, where having a bright, youthful smile will make you feel confident and beautiful. In the winter, you will be taking photos at holiday parties, and having a stunning smile will make you feel great as the cameras go off. But many of our patients in Platte City are hesitant because they do not understand the procedure. Here are some teeth whitening FAQs to know.

FAQ: Does tooth whitening harm enamel?

No permanent damage to any part of the tooth is caused by teeth whitening. In fact, the idea that you will get sensitive teeth due to whitening cosmetic dentistry procedures is largely a myth. Beyond the first few days after your procedure, you should not experience any sensitivity due to whitening.

FAQ: How long does teeth whitening last?

For most patients in Platte City, tooth whitening will last about 18 months. Practicing good oral health care will make your whitening treatment last longer.

FAQ: What happens if I have a veneer, crown, or tooth-colored filling?

Any type of false material in your mouth (anything that is not natural tooth) will not be affected by teeth whitening. It is important that your dentist is aware of veneers or crowns, in order to ensure that the whitening procedure matches those parts of your smile so you do not have uneven coloring.

Learn More from Your Dentist in Platte City

If you have healthy teeth and gums, you are most likely a candidate for teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Learn more teeth whitening FAQs when you come in for a consultation. Schedule yours today at Platte Valley Dental Care by calling 816-858-2027, or contact us online.

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