Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
In Short, the answer is yes. If you are healthy and your teeth are in good condition, the Teeth Whitening procedure is safe.
Consumer awareness of cosmetic dentistry combined with the availability of over the counter products and affordable in office whitening solutions has garnered Tooth Whitening a lot of attention. The results of Teeth Whitening can be dramatic and can undoubtedly improve the appearance of your teeth.
Tooth Whitening is a process that uses a 'bleaching' gel to lighten the shade of your teeth. The active component of the gel is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. When applied to your tooth, the active component breaks down into oxygen molecules penetrating the tooth enamel. The oxygen molecules effectively break apart the stains that are causing your teeth to appear yellow, brown or dull.
While there is insufficient research, we do not recommend whitening during pregnancy and remind you that you should consult with your dentist before beginning any oral treatment. Whitening is cosmetic in nature and although it will enhance your smile it does not improve the actual health of your teeth.