Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Clackamas. It is quick, competitively-priced, and non-invasive. Though some Portland cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.
If you have looked into teeth whitening in Gresham, you probably already know the basics. The one thing teeth whitening systems all have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.
There are many DIY teeth bleaching products available in Oregon City and it seems like new ones appear every time you visit the toothpaste aisle at your Portland grocery or Gladstone drug store.
These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in Clackamas cosmetic dental offices. It may not be effective enough for your tooth stains.
Tooth whitening offered at Gladstone mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses in Oregon have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)
Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS recommend that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, crowns, or veneers, you definitely need professional guidance.
The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may respond differently to tooth whitener. Additionally, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much – you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!
Even though teeth whitening seems uncomplicated, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.
Schedule a Portland tooth bleaching evaluation before you waste your income on more Crest White Strips. We can be reached at 503-905-3380.