Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

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Thinking about whitening your teeth? White teeth is something that many people desire in order to show off a pearly white smile. Before you begin your teeth whitening journey, there are a few basics to cover. Here’s everything you need to know about teeth whitening.

Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

  • Not All Teeth Can Be Whitened -Only natural teeth can be whitened. If you have caps or veneers, those cannot be whitened. The material of caps and veneers is made to match your current teeth and cannot be changed.
  • Stains Take Time – If you suffer from harsh stains on your teeth, know that stains take time. Do not expect to have your teeth sparkling white overnight. Deep stains can take months before you see the results you are looking for.
  • Sensitivity – If your teeth are sensitive after whitening, know that this is normal. When you whiten your teeth, your teeth become temporarily dehydrated, but the sensitivity should go away after a few days.
  • When to Whiten – If you are whitening from home, the best time to whiten your teeth is right before bed. After you whiten your teeth, your teeth are susceptible to staining, so whitening your teeth right before you go to bed will allow the whitening process to do its job for hours without the worry of food or drink staining your teeth.

We hope this information will be useful as you start your teeth whitening journey.  If you have any questions regarding teeth whitening and the services we provide, please contact us at the office of Paul D. Nifong, Jr., DDS.