Any tooth whitening treatment can erode or damage the enamel on your teeth if you use them improperly or too often. More common is the harm to the gums if the bleach contacts the surface of the gums, which is fairly common with many over the counter whitening strips. As long as the whitening treatments are used sparingly and correctly they can be safe. It is recommended to get your teeth examined first by a dentist before undergoing any whitening method to ensure you are a good candidate. Concerns may include gum recession, cavities, cracks in the enamel, worn teeth, which can all lead to increased sensitivity. Speak with your Inspire Dental Group dentist as in-office solutions can better isolate tooth surfaces, avoiding the gums and sensitive teeth areas causing less irritation.
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