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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

September 19, 2014
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Posted By: Keledjian Dental
Teeth Whitening in Madera CA

You may have heard a lot in the media lately about teeth whitening at spas and other such non-dental establishments. Where you can legally receive teeth whitening varies from state to state as much as the results vary based on usage, products, and the type of whitening you choose.

Professional Dental Whitening

You have a better chance of having predictable, uniform results with fewer side effects if you have your teeth whitened by a dental professional. At Keledjian Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening. Dr. Keledjian supervises both types of professional whitening so that you can have the best results.

In-office whitening leaves you with a whiter smile on the same day. Take-home whitening requires you to use your whitening trays on your own time in the comfort of you home. Dr. Keledjian will give you proper instructions and take a before and after shade to measure your results.

Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

When you have your teeth whitened under the supervision of a dentist, they take into account certain factors about your dental health.

Hygiene – Clean teeth whiten more effectively than dirty teeth. Having a dental cleaning prior to whitening will increase its effectiveness.

Health – Do you have a dental condition that would prevent you from teeth whitening? Sometimes whitening might aggravate existing conditions. A spa owner or non-dental professional offering whitening is not qualified to determine your safety for you.

Sensitivity – Do you experience tooth sensitivity? Teeth whitening can make those symptoms worse. However, sensitivity does not mean that you cannot whiten your teeth. We have solutions to make whitening possible for most patients.

While teeth whitening is perfectly safe for most healthy patients, your results and side effects can vary widely from person to person. Seeking whitening from someone who is not qualified may give you more problems than you bargained for.

Contact Keledjian Dental to learn more about teeth whitening and to schedule a consultation today!

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