Don't Let These 4 Myths About Teeth Whitening Hold You Back!

O'Fallon IL Cosmetic Dentistry

It's easy to talk yourself out of teeth bleaching if you believe everything you hear. Dr. Thomson's dental team busts the following myths about teeth whitening wide open so that you can make an informed decision about healthy dental treatments.

You Shouldn't Whiten Sensitive Teeth

Already suffer from sensitive teeth? The idea of putting bleach on your enamel probably doesn't sound great. You don't have to rule out having a bright smile, however.

Any sensitivity you may experience as a result of whitening is temporary and different from general temperature sensitivity. Either kind is easily treated with special toothpastes and fluoride. If you prepare well before bleaching your teeth, you shouldn't have any problems.

Activated Charcoal Instantly Whitens Teeth

Using charcoal in cosmetic treatments is one of the latest fads on the health and beauty scene. But be warned - it hasn't been proven effective in whitening teeth. If anything, it may be too abrasive on enamel.

Bleaching Weakens Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth bleaching is only dangerous if you don't use it safely. If you're whitening your teeth with dentist-approved products and under the supervision of Dr. Thompson, your teeth will be just fine.

Say Goodbye To Coffee If You Want Whiter Teeth

Coffee lovers, rejoice! You don't have to sacrifice java for a white smile. Coffee does stain teeth, but with regular six-month dental cleanings and whitening touchups you can stay on top of the damage.

Get more smile tips from O'Fallon's favorite cosmetic and sedation dental office, Dream Dentist! Call us today to plan your visit.

Dream Dentist
1646 W U.S. 50
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 726-2699