Safety Concerns of Whitening Teeth

Having your teeth whitened at our Seven Oaks Dental Office?

Please be aware that some patients have concerns regarding the safety of any teeth whitening systems. Teeth whitening systems are considered to be safe when used properly and completed successfully by professional personal such as a dental care specialist or doctors.

Knowing how to use a product and which side effects may occur is an essential step in understanding the safety concern of a teeth whitening procedure.  Consulting your dentist or hygienist about proper teeth whitening systems offered is a critical first step in caring for the aesthetics of your teeth.

Chemicals that are used in teeth whitening processes can harm a fetus in a pregnant women or affect a child who is breastfeeding.

Caution should take precedence if you have any of the exiting conditions:

  • Sensitivity in the teeth or gums
  • Exposed Roots
  • Existing Cavities
  • Damaged Teeth
  • Allergies to peroxide
  • Worn down enamel
  • Cracked or Broken Teeth
  • Hypersensitive Teeth
  • Current teeth being treated by an orthodontist
  • Crowns or Fillings (sensitivity increases after a teeth whitening procedure)

Some problems can be addressed quickly to make you a good candidate for teeth whitening, however, there are some procedures and conditions that may prevent you from being able to have your teeth whitened.

Teeth Whitening comes with possible side effects, such as:

  • Sensitivity for the first day after the procedure is the most common side effect
  •  Sensitivity to acids
  • Sensitivity to to temperature
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Soft Tissue Damage

Every precaution is taken to reduce the side effects from our Teeth Whitening procedures in Seven Oaks.