Although brushing and flossing are vital to maintaining your oral health, good dental hygiene cannot prevent everything; for example, stains can develop on the teeth even if you brush and floss as recommended. These stains frequently occur when dark-colored foods and certain kinds of drinks are consumed. However, these stains can usually be addressed quickly and effectively with professional teeth-whitening treatments.
5 FAQ About Professional Teeth Whitening
1. Does Professional Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Other than some tooth sensitivity during the procedure, professional teeth whitening is essentially painless.
2. Will a Professional Teeth-Whitening Procedure Damage My Enamel?
People frequently experience sensitivity during their whitening treatment, which has led to concerns related to whether teeth bleaching damages tooth enamel. The enamel is not damaged during the teeth-whitening process, and as soon as the procedure is over, this tooth sensitivity ends.
3. Is There a Possibility That the Stains on My Teeth Will Not Respond to Whitening?
Natural stains are the most common type that develops. These kinds of stains form on the surface of the teeth, which means they can be addressed with professional teeth whitening. On the other hand, if the stains are internal, another type of treatment will be required: Potential treatments for internal staining include porcelain veneers or bonding.
4. Can I Have Professional Whitening Treatments Even Though I have a Dental Prosthesis?
Dental prostheses like crowns, bridges, and veneers will not respond to teeth-whitening products the way that your natural teeth will. However, your natural teeth can be whitened to match your dental prosthesis, or if you would like your teeth to be whiter than your prosthesis, your natural teeth can be whitened and then a prosthesis can be created to match your new tooth color and shade.
5. How Long Do the Results Last?
The results achieved with professional teeth whitening can last for several years.
At the office of Michael J. Tupta, DDS, Inc., we provide professional teeth-whitening services to individuals residing in and around Charleston, West Virginia. If you are interested in learning more about how Dr. Tupta can help you obtain the smile you have always wanted, contact the office today by calling 304-744-4150 or click here to fill out our online form.