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Is whitening/bleaching my teeth safe?

Woman pointing to smile | Dentist T4E 0A5Most of our patients that have an interest in a whiter, brighter smile are curious if the whitening or bleaching process is safe. You can rest assured that it is definitely a safe procedure as long as you follow the instructions given to you by our staff members. Although it is a safe procedure, some patients develop sensitivity after they use any sort of whitening product on their teeth. Before starting the bleaching process at our office, it is definitely a good idea to try a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips at home for a couple of weeks to see if your teeth become sensitive to just that little bit of stimuli.

What does a healthy smile look like?

Teeth have a natural whitish-yellow colour because the middle layer of the tooth, the dentin, has a yellowish hue. This means that healthy teeth will naturally be a light whitish-yellow in colour.  If you have concerns about the colour of your teeth, we recommend that you have a full dental check-up and cleaning before using any whitening product to assess the health of your teeth and to decide if whitening would be a good option for you.

Schedule your dental appointment today

Contact your team at Gasoline Alley Dental today for more information about teeth whitening. Call our office during business hours at (403) 343-8622.