No. Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient.
No. Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening. In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, which can be managed. It does not ruin tooth enamel.
No. Bleaching your teeth will not ruin the enamel. However, if you overdo it, you may increase the sensitivity of your teeth since the bleach material opens up the tiny pores in the teeth, which allows the material to whiten the teeth. Most of the time, the sensitivity is transient. Keep smiling!
For prolonged period. -yes. Carbamide peroxide at 16% or below is acceptable. Bleaching or teeth whitening monitored by dentist is safer so he can also check the condition not only of the teeth but the soft tissue as well.
It does not. I have successfully bleached hundreds of teeth with no damage to the enamel. The only side effect is occassional gum irritation or tooth sensitivity.
It does not. There have been many studies done on the safety of bleach on enamel and not one has proved it is permanently harmful. (yet?).
For prolonged period. Of bleaching can weaken the enamel. Carbamide peroxide at 16% or below is acceptable. Avoid very low ph of some bleaching agents because they can demineralize the teeth. Bleaching or teeth whitening monitored by dentist is safer so he can also check the condition not only of the teeth but the soft tissue as well.
MI Paste. Mi paste plus has recaldent, and it can help with calcium to enamel, and make sure you're not lactose intolerant.
Yes. I would recommend a Fluoride toothpaste or Fluoride mouthwash like act to help protect your tooth enamel. Also, do not over-whiten to help prevent sensitivity. Studies show lower concentration over time gets the best results.
It helps. Tooth bleaching will tend to cause hypersensitivity in the dentin of the teeth by opening the pores in the surface of the dentin. Enamel building toothpaste will help seal them again.
Yes. Yes, wait to use it min 30 min after bleaching.
Too much? What is too much? We like to monitor our patients who whiten. Your teeth can become more translucent from over whitening or long term whitening. Studies have shown that there is minimal change in the effects of enamel. However, if you are excessive with peroxide gels, dependent upon the hardness of your enamel, I am sure some damage can be had. Have a dentist check your teeth.
Yes. Yes, that is how tooth bleaching works. A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for bleaching and refrain from the current trend of whitening in a spa or mall or beauty salon. Bleaching teeth is best managed by an experienced dentist with your dental & gum health as the main focus of their attention!
Yes. Bleaching teeth can remove some of the enamel. Of course you would have to bleach your teeth all the time and for long periods of time for you to be concerned of it. If you visit your dentist he/she will make sure you get the best and most efficient treatment with the least amount of tooth destruction. Be well.
Typically No. Most professionally supplied dental whitening solution is of neutral ph. When used as directed, you should not have any detrimental effect on your enamel surfaces. Store brands or brands purchased on the internet, may have an acid ph in which case, use of those could cause dissolving of some enamel surface. Bleaching whitens stain to porous tooth surface, use mi paste or renew to remineralize.
No. Bleaching is an acceptable process that causes teeth whitening. In some cases it can cause mild to moderate sensitivity for a brief period of time, which can be managed. It does not cause damage to tooth enamel.
Nope. It should not cause damage at all to the enamel. It may make your teeth a bit more sensitive, but not damaging.
Tooth Whitening. Having your teeth whitened does not affect the strength or integrity of the enamel and certain won't "wear it down.".
Be careful. Bleaching is done with either carbamid peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. With thin or minimal enamel your teeth may be extrmely sensitive. Be certain to use Fluoride toothpaste. Toothpaste bleaching is relatively ineffective as compared to your dentist making custom fit trays with the proper bleaching agent. Toothpaste bleaching gets diluted with saliva and water. See dr. Oz.
Not really. Only enamel will whiten. If there is much missing, then you will not have much to whiten. You might need crowns to achieve the whiteness you desire. Unfortunately, veneers need enamel to bond too, and may not work for you. See a prosthodontist for evaluation.