Teeth Whitening FAQ

You’ve finally got your hair under control and your physique is at an all-time high, but you can’t let go of your stained yellow teeth. Teeth whitening is a popular and easy option to brighten your teeth and make your smile shine. 

The following frequently asked questions will guide you to deciding whether teeth whitening services are right for you.

Are There Risks Associated With Teeth Whitening?

Two side effects are associated with teeth whitening procedures. The first, tooth sensitivity, can occur during the early stages of the bleaching treatment. The second, irritation in the soft tissues of your mouth, is usually a result of wearing a badly fitted mouthpiece tray.

To reduce tooth sensitivity and mouth irritation, you can try the following solutions

  • Wear the tray for a shorter period of time
  • Stop whitening your teeth for a few days to give your mouth time to adjust to the change
  • Use toothpaste that is made for sensitive teeth
  • Ask your dentist for a high-fluoride solution to increase the amount of minerals in your mouth.

While it is true that these two side effects can occur, they usually last no longer than three days. If they last any longer, visit your dentist to make sure that there are no abnormalities. 

How Often Are Teeth Whitening Touch-Ups?

Teeth whitening, unfortunately, is not a one-time procedure. Whitening isn’t permanent and the more you smoke cigarettes, drink beverages that cause staining, and eat food with excessive food coloring, the quicker your teeth whiteness will fade. If your diet is poor and you are a frequent smoker, your teeth whiteness can begin fading in as little as a month. If your teeth are well cared for and you are careful with what you’re eating, you won’t need a touch-up for at least a year. 

Should You Do A Follow-Up Teeth Whitening?

After your initial whitening procedure, we may recommend a follow up within a week of the procedure to check on your gums. The same applies if you whiten your teeth at home under a dentist-supervised process. If you did the latter, it is advised to do two separate follow up sessions a week from one another to make sure that your teeth, gums, and mouth are healthy. 

Dr. Emma Wu & Associates- Offering Greater Boston Excellent Teeth Whitening Services

Dr. Emma Wu & Associates provides the best teeth whitening treatments and customer care in the area. We understand the importance of having clean, white teeth, and we will make sure that the process is as stress-free, affordable, and quick as possible. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, call us today!

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