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Mistakes to Avoid When Whitening Your Teeth


Posted on 11/27/2017 by Office Manager
Teeth Whitening North Downtown Seattle Dental WA 98101
Everyone wants that beautiful smile. A smile gives the wearer a rare confidence in themselves, but only when the teeth are white. This is why most people are desperate for teeth whitening, and in the process almost always end up committing mistakes.

It is very easy to fall into bad habits when looking to bleach one's teeth, habits that will cause more harm than good. If you are planning on undergoing teeth whitening, make sure to avoid the following mistakes;

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A quick solution might seem very tempting, but do not start bleaching your teeth until you have seen your dentist. After a dental visit, we will be able to ascertain whether you are the right candidate for teeth whitening and prepare the mouth for the process.

The best time one can undergo the whitening is right after a thorough cleaning process as the surface of the tooth will be clean. Schedule a follow up appointment to have us gauge how well the process went and whether you might need a desensitizing agent.

Teeth Whitening Products

This might be related to the point about visiting a dentist, but it is still worth mentioning. There are numerous products in the market that claim to do a good job whitening teeth. Be very careful when choosing or using these. Some, like whitening strips, might be effective but tend to pose problems when overused or left in the mouth for longer than required.

Not following instructions or using inappropriate materials might end up damaging the teeth and gums, and might lead to injuries. Be wary of home remedies that recommend common household products to whiten teeth. They might seem like a good idea at first, but some products, especially acidic ones, might end up wearing down the enamel in the mouth.

Visit us today for the best advice on teeth whitening solutions and processes that are tailored for your dental hygiene and well-being.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (206) 623-7783 today.

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