Does whitening damage teeth?
No. When used properly, teeth whitening products do not damage your teeth.
Tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the human body. It contains tiny openings that can catch stains and discoloration. The whitening product we use flows into these little holes to lighten the stained tissue under the enamel.
There are many options for whitening your teeth. These include over-the-counter toothpastes, rinses, and whitening strips. At Clark Dental Studio, we offer convenient customized take-home kits. We have found that doing whitening treatments every day at home for two weeks produces the most dramatic, long-lasting results.
Many things can contribute to staining and dulling of your teeth, including:
Age – As you age, your teeth darken due to everyday wear and tear and the accumulation of stains over the years.
Foods that stain your teeth – Drinking a lot of coffee, tea, or red wine and eating dark berries and other deeply colored food and beverages can cause staining over the years.
Tobacco use – Over time, nicotine leaves brownish deposits on your teeth, which soak into the enamel and cause discoloration.
Oral hygiene – Practicing good oral hygiene isn’t just good for your oral health. When you brush and floss regularly, you remove a lot of the debris that stains your teeth.
Please contact our office if you would like more information about our efficient, affordable teeth whitening.