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Flash A Smile: Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Jan 28, 2019

Prom night is here. You’re wearing the most expensive dress you own. Your hair is tied in a beautiful bun. As usual, your makeup’s on point. You’re walking down the stairs leading toward the ballroom. Everything is picture perfect.
But wait—no one’s looking at you. Even your partner seems distant. Nobody said hi. What’s missing? A smile! You forgot to wear a smile!
If you’re conscious of your yellow-toned and stained teeth, you’re not alone. But don’t let them ruin one of the most important events of your life. Don’t worry, though; we have just the solution that you need—teeth whitening.
While teeth whitening undeniably gives people a massive self-esteem boost, it’s also considered to be unsafe by many. We’re here to bust that myth. According to U.S. Census data, over 40 million Americans got their teeth whitened in 2018, so you’re definitely not alone.


Read on to know why we recommend it:

It’s safe if carried out by the right person

If you’re bleaching your teeth by yourself at home, you might put them at a risk. Too much bleach wears away bits of tooth enamel, which makes teeth more susceptible to decay.
On the contrary, dentists know to use the right amount of bleaching agents to suit your teeth. While using an over-the counter product involves a lot of guesswork, an in-office treatment will start off with a detailed checkup of your dental history. In-office treatments also give you the necessary protection for your gum tissues to avoid any potential damage.


Get the right type of whitening

According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, most people want whiter teeth to make their smile better. But whitening isn’t safe if it’s not coupled with expert advice.
It’s always important to get to the root cause of discoloration before jumping to the treatment. If you suffer from a tooth injury, then whitening might not be safe for you. Similarly, if your teeth are brown or gray, chances are the bleach won’t work on them. You need to consult a medical dentist to know the safest method for you.

Don’t get your teeth whitened if you’re:

  1. Pregnant
  2. Lactating
  3. Under 16 years of age

Getting your smile enhanced by getting teeth whitening is definitely safe under the right expertise. At Image Dental and Orthodontics, we provide all sorts of teeth whitening services, along with appropriate consultations. For affordable dentist services in Las Vegas, contact us now. You can also call us at 702 803 1787.
Keep smiling! 

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