Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color you would like.

Q: Is tooth bleaching safe?
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 Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.

Q: Can I get my teeth whitened?
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 Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it’s best to contact your dental professional.

Q: Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?
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 Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. If there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.

Q: Does tooth whitening affect fillings, veneers, or crowns?
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 Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations.