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Does Whitening Your Teeth Destroy Your Enamel?

Posted on 12/10/2016 by Robert Leale
A patient happy with their smile after a teeth whitening treatment.
There have been debates going on for a very long time as to whether or not whitening is harmful to the enamel on your teeth. Some people believe that it breaks down the hardest substance in the human body, while others believe that since the substance is so hard, it stays protected even during the whitening process.

If you are concerned about keeping your teeth safe but you want a brighter smile, the best thing to do is speak with your dentist.

Dentist's Offer the Best Whitening Solutions

There are some products on the market that have been shown to be harmful to the enamel of the teeth. Using a standard whitening product exactly as stated in the instructions and for the right amount of time, typically will not hurt the enamel of a healthy person's tooth.

However, there are a lot of variables that go along with that. You must get a product that has been marked as safe by the FDA, you must follow each direction to the letter, and you must have healthy teeth. Otherwise, you may be putting your smile at risk.

The better option is speaking with your dentist and finding out what he or she can do to help whiten your smile. They know how healthy your teeth are, and then there is no chance of you using too much or doing it for too long. You have the procedure done in the dentist's chair or you do it at home in a package your dentist gives you. It is safe, and effective.

Your dentist is not going to give you a product that is going to damage your teeth. Each product your dentist uses, or recommends, gives you the option of being able to get the results you want safely. Find out what options you have from your dentist by contacting our office today.

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