If your teeth are yellow and stained, you may have wondered about teeth whitening. However, aside from the surprising number of whitening products and procedures available, many people wonder whether teeth whitening treatments will have a long-term effect on teeth. The answer to this query, according to your Albuquerque NM cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, is that it depends upon individual circumstances.
The most common side effect associated with teeth whitening treatment is short-term sensitivity in teeth. However, when injured or decayed teeth are exposed to whitening procedures, more lasting damage can occur. For instance if a tooth has a cavity or perhaps a leaking filling, the whitening solution may gain access to the inner portion of the tooth, where it can cause more serious injury. The same can be true if a tooth is cracked or broken, which is why you should always consult a dental professional before undergoing any teeth whitening procedures. Your Albuquerque NM dentist, Dr. Miller, examines his patients’ teeth, noting the type of staining as well as the condition of the teeth before recommending any specific treatments to ensure that the procedure you choose is safe for your teeth.
On the positive side of long-term effects from whitening, it is possible for patients who receive teeth whitening treatment to maintain bright and radiant smiles. Both occasional touch-ups with whitening treatments and thorough homecare and good oral hygiene can keep a smile bright following whitening treatment. However, poor homecare and neglect of oral hygiene may contribute to staining and yellowing.
If you are looking to whiten your teeth, you may be interested to learn that you can receive professional teeth whitening treatment in the privacy and comfort of your own home while you work at a computer, watch television, or read a book. Your Albuquerque NM dentist, Dr. Miller, offers his patients take home whitening kits that feature a professional-grade whitening solution and custom aligners made from impressions of the patients’ teeth. Carrying out the whitening treatment is a simple matter of filling the trays with the whitening solution and wearing them over your teeth according to specific treatment schedule provided by Dr. Miller.
About Snowpark Dental: Dr. Mark Miller of Snowpark Dental is a respected dentist with extensive training in implantology. Patients can contact Dr. Miller by calling (505) 596-4479 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.
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