Tips for Safe Teeth Whitening at Home

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Many patients are suspicious of “teeth whitener” products, in particular do-it-yourself teeth whitening, because of the risk of gum tissue and tooth enamel damage. Many people are suspicious about the safety and legitimacy of, and for good reason. If you are interested in trying at-home teeth whitening, we offer insight on choosing products that are safe for your smile.

When choosing a product for teeth whitening, make sure it has been approved for safe use by the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which is earned only after thorough testing. However, not every approved product will deliver the results for your smile, as every patient reacts different to teeth whitening products. It’s possible to develop tooth sensitivity as a result, and you should cease treatment for a few days or come see our dentist for treatment of severe discomfort.

Dr. Mark Berard would be happy to help you review your options for at-home teeth whitening, and can even provide a professional and custom take-home kit that involves whitening gel and a dental tray. The product is worn over your smile while you sleep to lighten tooth color and reduce staining in about two to three weeks. You may also benefit from our in-office whitening treatment if you are unsure about home whitening and would like to whiten your teeth as much as 10 shades in just one visit.

Contact Mark D. Berard, DDS at 616-392-2853 today to speak with our dentist and discuss your options for teeth whitening in Holland, Michigan.