Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: December 4, 2013
Patients are always concerned about safety when they ask about cosmetic dentistry procedures. At Focus on Smiles, we’re as concerned about safety as you are. And when it comes to teeth whitening, we make sure our Edmonton-area patients get the safest and most effective treatments.
We’ve written in this space before about the importance of going to a dentist’s office for a professional teeth whitening treatment instead of choosing over-the-counter options. This is partly about effectiveness, but it’s also about safety.
Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko can extensively protect your gums, cheeks and tongue while you undergo your teeth whitening. This ensures that our Edmonton-area patients don’t experience any irritation from the bleaching gels we use.
By contrast, over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments can’t take such precautions. The mass-produced trays and gels aren’t designed for your specific tooth shape or gum alignment.
Now, even with over-the-counter products your biggest worry is usually irritation and sensitivity. Teeth whitening doesn’t present any significant health risks. Choosing our cosmetic dentist, however, will minimize your chances of experiencing even minor complications.
If you live in the Edmonton, Alberta area and have questions about teeth whitening, please contact Focus on Smiles today.