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The Dangers of Whitening Your Teeth Too Often


Posted on 9/30/2016 by Dr. Leite
A patients teeth before, and after a whitening treatment.Getting your teeth whitened is great for your smile and your confidence level, but is there such thing as too white when it comes to your teeth? The answer is yes. If you go through and whiten your teeth too often, it can cause a lot of damage to your teeth and leave you in pain after the process. It is important that you do not combine whitening products, as well, because that can cause the effects of whitening too often to be exacerbated.

How Your Teeth Become Damaged After Too Much Whitening


One of the side effects of tooth whitening is a bit of sensitivity after the procedure is over. That is because all of the protective bits that were in your teeth have been changed around or removed, leaving your tooth more susceptible to heat and cold for a short time. If you continually go through and hurt these bits of your teeth, you could end up with near constant sensitivity.

On top of having teeth that are more sensitive, you could also hurt yourself if your whitening products contain fluoride. Having some fluoride is important in terms of keeping your teeth healthy and avoiding decay, but having too much can get you sick. Fluoride in great amounts can be toxic, which is definitely not good when your only goal was to have a bright smile.

In order to make sure that you are not whitening your teeth too often, only have your dentist perform the procedure.

He or she can help keep an eye on your teeth and make sure that they are not having any ill effects of the process, plus they know how much fluoride is safe for you to have at any given time. Call our office and schedule that whitening procedure today!


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