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Does Enamel Take on Damage When You Whiten It?

Posted on 9/25/2018 by WDG Office
Does Enamel Take on Damage When You Whiten It?Ecru, tan, beige and yellow may be great colors if you're talking about repainting a room in your house, but they're not encouraging when used to describe the color of your teeth. As adults, most of us have found ourselves looking in the mirror at our pearly whites and wondering

'Where did the white go?' One of the services we offer is tooth whitening, and we are often asked how safe it is. Is it bad for the teeth? Can it weaken the enamel? In addition to an exam prior to the whitening procedure you choose, we'd like to explore whitening today and put your fears to rest.

Is Whitening Bad For Your Teeth?

As with any cosmetic dentistry, it's important to remember that there are always pros and cons. There are definitely some types of whitening that we do not recommend, such as over the counter teeth whitening products. It is a less expensive option than visiting us for a treatment, however the risk of increased sensitivity and even gum burns is greatly increased.

Too much whitening in a short period can damage your teeth so badly that they may not be able to be repaired without replacing the tooth completely. This is the main reason we suggest you consult with our professional staff prior to making any decisions about self-treating. Additionally, your results may not be as consistent, and honestly, not as effective as having a professional whiten your teeth.

If your teeth have a gray color to them, this could be because of age. As we age, the enamel begins to wear away from our teeth. This can be corrected by applying veneers. We have many options to bring your smile from ecru to shining white, please call our office today and we can talk about what options are best for you. We look forward to helping you put your best smile forward!
Wauwatosa Dental Group

Midwest Dental Wauwatosa
2600 North Mayfair Road
Suite 750
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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