Did you know that teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic treatment? More than 38.9 million Americans used teeth whiteners in 2019 alone. If you get your teeth properly whitened by a professional, the process is completely safe! While it is often the case that quick cosmetic fixes may cause harm in the long run, this isn’t the case with professional teeth whitening! Here’s everything you need to know if you’re interested in a brighter, whiter smile:

Safe, Effective Professional Whitening

The professional whitening agents that dentists use during a treatment are different than those used in over-the-counter strips or home remedies. During a professional whitening treatment at Lake Bluff Dental, we assess your smile and your enamel to determine the correct amount of whitener to use, and we apply it to your teeth without irritating your surrounding gums. 

The Dangers of Over-The-Counter Whitening Strips 

Over-the-counter whitening strips often either contain bleaching agents that are much too powerful or not powerful enough, and the one-size-fits-all strips cannot treat each tooth evenly. This means that your back teeth farther back in your mouth may not get whitened and your gums can become irritated and painful during application.

However, the most dangerous part of these take-home whitening kits is that they may actually be harmful to your enamel. Once your enamel is damaged, it cannot be repaired or replaced. This can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay, cavities, and breakage. For this reason, we always suggest a safe, personalized, professional whitening treatment from the team at Lake Bluff Dental.

Make a Whitening Appointment Today!

If you want a safe, effective whitening treatment with beautiful, consistent results, schedule an appointment at Lake Bluff Dental today! We offer judgment-free, compassionate care and we will walk you through every step of the process to ensure that you are well-informed and confident. You can reach our team at (414) 962-1800, or stop by our office at 1720 E Lake Bluff Blvd, Shorewood, WI 53211.

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