The majority of teeth whitening toothpastes are safe to use on a regular basis. It is important to avoid toothpastes or other teeth whitening kits that include harsh abrasives. When abrasives are used on a regular basis, they can begin to wear away your teeth's delicate enamel covering leaving them exposed to bacteria. Over time, this can lead to cavities and decay.
Dr. Gundersen can discuss what types of teeth whitening products are safest to use and which ones should only be used occasionally. He also offers teeth whitening procedures at Gundersen Dental Care if you would prefer to have your teeth whitened professionally.
Most dental professionals recommend whitening your teeth professionally twice a year. Teeth whitening products are designed to be both safe and effective for long-term use, but over time, the delicate enamel of your teeth may begin to weaken. Kits that are designed for home use often include hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching agent. Teeth whitening toothpastes are also available and can be used on a regular basis to help maintain whiter brighter teeth.
The outer layer of your tooth, the enamel, can change color for multiple reasons, including:
* Foods: Coffee, wine, colas, tea, sweets, blueberries and other brightly colored foods
* Some medications
Dr. Gundersen can offer you sound advice on how to prevent your teeth from becoming stained or discolored.
Having your teeth whitened professionally at Gundersen Dental Care offers several benefits. The procedure is safe and extremely effective. It offers the highest quality results that are longer lasting and more noticeable than what's offered by home kits.
When Dr. Gundersen performs the procedure, you don't have to worry about how long you leave the whitener on your teeth. There's no guesswork with a professional procedure. Dr. Gundersen takes care of the entire process from beginning to end, leaving you with beautiful teeth and no messy cleanup.
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