Is teeth whitening safe?
Society puts a lot of pressure on appearances. It’s important to look younger as you age and to have both an active professional and social life much later in life. A yellow smile can make you look older and also projects the wrong image about your oral health, even though your oral health may be good.
Teeth whitening is an affordable way to take years off the appearance of your smile, but is it safe?
Most teeth whitening products use a peroxide solution and/or abrasives to remove stains from the surfaces of your teeth. For most healthy patients, the peroxide solution is completely safe. It’s the abrasive over-the-counter toothpaste that can wear away the valuable enamel on your teeth. It is much harsher than the fine prophy paste your hygienist uses to polish away tartar and surface stains.
Enamel thins naturally with age, so holding onto what you have can protect your smile from decay and fractures.
To find out which whitening product will work best for you, call to schedule a consultation with your dentist to discuss your best options. If you are interested in teeth whitening in St. Paul, Highgrove Dental Care always welcomes new patients. We offer custom options that will be safe and effective.