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Debunking 3 Common Teeth Whitening Myths

teeth whiteningAs one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, teeth whitening is surrounded by several myths that can mislead patients. Let’s debunk three common ones to help you make an informed decision about brightening your pearly whites.

Myth 1: Whitening Damages Enamel

The claim that professional teeth brightening damages enamel is incorrect. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), when performed correctly by a dentist, professional treatments are safe and do not harm the enamel.

This is because dentists use controlled concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, typically ranging from 3% to 35%, and ensure proper application to prevent any adverse effects on enamel or soft tissues​.

Myth 2: The Results Are Permanent

Teeth whitening results are long-lasting but not permanent. Factors such as diet, smoking, and oral hygiene can affect the longevity of your results. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices and periodic touch-ups may help prolong the effects of teeth brightening​​.

Myth 3: All Brightening Products Are the Same

Not all whitening products are created equal. Professional options are tailored to each patient’s needs, ensuring optimal results and minimal side effects.  However, there are risks to using DIY whitening options, so it’s advisable to have your teeth whitened under the supervision of a dentist.

Ready to Get a Gleaming Smile?

For more information or to schedule a teeth whitening consultation, contact The Dental Junction today!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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