5 Teeth Whitening Myths Busted by the Experts

5 Teeth Whitening Myths Busted by the Experts

Posted by DR. LEE on Jan 19 2021, 04:46 AM

Teeth whitening is one of the best solutions for getting rid of yellow teeth and brightening your smile. Many people want to get this treatment done but are not sure of it due to its myths. We get it! People often believe in these myths and stay away from teeth whitening. But we are here to bust them and help you face the facts. Stay with us to know more!

Damages the Teeth Enamel

This is absolutely not true! If you go to an expert dentist who knows the right proportion of chemicals to use during the treatment, then your enamel will stay unharmed. Bleaching gel is perfectly safe and has been used by dentists for over two decades. These gels are also US FDA regulated, ensuring they are perfectly safe.

Causes Oral Cancer

No scientific studies show that teeth whitening causes oral cancer. It is done to give you a brighter and more natural smile. The chemicals used are also perfectly safe for your dental health. It is safe even if you get it done more than once (which you will, of course, because the results are not permanent). There is no risk of cancer associated with teeth whitening!

It Hurts a Lot

Teeth whitening might be slightly painful, but it does not hurt like hell. The bleaching agents cause slight discomfort in gums, and that’s bearable. The dentist eases the pain with the help of a numbing gel. Hence, it does not hurt immensely. Yes, you will feel a minor ache for around 10 hours after the treatment, but that will soon be gone. In short, it is not that painful.

Makes Teeth Sensitive

Bleaching might make teeth sensitive for people who are already dealing with sensitivity issues. But it is not always the case because the dentists use various gels to prevent sensitivity during the procedure. Any sensitivity you face after the treatment will not last for more than two days. To make sure you do not suffer from long-term teeth sensitivity, follow the guidance of the dentists.

Teeth Whitening Results are Permanent

No, they are not! No matter how much you wish the whitening results to last forever, they will fade with time. Aging will make your teeth yellow again.

If you are still in doubt whether you should opt for teeth whitening, just go for it. Let not the myths confuse you. Book your appointment today for a brighter smile with East burn Dentistry and Implants. Dr. Daniel Lee and his team of dental assistants are here to help you. Call us at 503 2334871 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214.

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