Is tooth whitening bad for my enamel?
There is no permanent damage caused to the enamel or any other tooth structures by tooth whitening which is carried out by qualified dental professionals.
Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?
Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.
Can I get my teeth whitened?
Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it’s best to contact your dental professional.
How long does tooth whitening last?
Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results for longer.
Is tooth bleaching safe?
Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe.
How much does tooth whitening cost?
Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. If you want professional whitening, expect the price to be between 200 and 400 euro depending on the type of tooth whitening. In-office bleaching is generally more expensive than at-home bleaching.
Does tooth whitening affect fillings, veneers, or crowns?
Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is an additional reason for checking with your dental professional before beginning any course of tooth whitening.
Is the agent used in tooth whitening toxic?
Products developed from carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and urea are substances found in every human cell. However they should be used with caution and under the supervision of a qualified dental professional. Those patients who have issues are the ones who don’t follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.
Do toothpaste whiteners work?
Whitening toothpastes typically only clean surface stains and don’t actually change the color of the teeth. There may be some visible results but the teeth aren’t actually being whitened.