Your smile matters to us. EnterpriseDental Care
Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care

Teeth Whitening and the Risk of Over-Bleaching

Teeth Whitening ensures a brighter smile. The dentists and hygienists at Enterprise Dental Care know attractive, white teeth give people the confidence to smile.. But, a new issue has arisen around frequent and excessive teeth whitening: overbleaching. 

Issues include:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Gum Irritation
  • Erosion of the Enamel
  • Discoloration or Tranlucence

We’ll explain these in a moment but for now, let’s talk about the two ways to have your teeth whtiened.

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Over the Counter Teeth Whitening Products Or Your Dentist

You can whiten your teeth by purchasing an over the counter whitening kit or having Dr. Granger or Dr. Wilson manage the process. Home whitening kits are more affordable but having your dentist manage the process insures you won’t overbleach. 

Over the counter teeth whitening products either use peroxide to bleach yellow stains or use abrasion to remove tough stains. They are less expensive than a whitening treatment by Enterprise Dental Care or any other dentist for that matter. But over the counter products ccan be overused or used incorrectly. 

Why not schedule an appointment with your Mitchellville MD dentist - Enterprise Dental Care. Teeth Whitening is more effective by a dentist. And, it’s safer because we are familiar with your teeth. We’ll gently whiten them to the correct shade without doing any damage to your teeth and gums.

Your teeth whitening treatment is more effective than the over the counter product and it will last longer.. 

The Negative Side of Over-Whitening Teeth

Let’s talk about the effects of over-bleaching. It all depends on the product, how often you use it and the initial condition of your teeth. The key ingredient in most over the counter teeth whitening products is peroxide.It is what bleaches your teeth but it can have negative effects if overused.  Here are some of the issues: 

  • For example, overbleaching may cause sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Generally this is not a permanent problem once you stop using the bleaching product.  
  • Another common issue is gum and throat irritation, even bleeding. The soft tissue of your gums and throat are susceptible to irritation from corrosive chemicals like peroxide.. 
  • Overexposure to a bleaching agent like peroxide may lead to enamel erosion. This can lead to tooth decay and fractures.
  • Translucence is the opposite effect of whitening. Discoloration appears around the edges of your teeth and it is likely irreversible. 

Avoid Over Bleaching Your Teeth

If you want to avoid the potential issues with over whitening then arrange for Dr Granger, Dr. Wilson and ther team at Enterpirse Dental Care to manage your teeth whitening treatment. When your treatment is complete you’ll share your wonderful smile with everyone. 

Call 301-249-3333 or Contact Us to Whiten Your Teeth