When Not to Use At-home Teeth Whitening

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Teeth Whitening  Safety

As with any new health regimen, it is always a good idea to consult a health professional (in this case your dentist) before using household teeth whitening kits. Although home teeth whitening kits are safe for many people, there are several situations where it may not be suitable for some people to use them.

 

If you are allergic to peroxide

Most at-home teeth whitening products contain peroxide, so those with allergies should consult a health professional before starting teeth whitening. Shop our whitening kit here

 

If you have fillings, crowns, or other dental restorations

Often, the materials used in restorative dental work such as bridges, bonding, crowns, or veneers don’t whiten with the use of home teeth whitening kits. This can lead to uneven whitening.

 

If you wear braces

Home kits, such as peroxide-based strips, should not be applied to brace teeth, as they only whiten the portion of the teeth with which the whitening gel comes into contact. In addition, metal in the bracelets could oxidize and change color. You can contact us prior to booking an appointment to find out if we have any whitening specials available.  Book your 30-minute session.

 

If you take any prescription drugs

 

Irritated gums

You may also have gingival irritation. This is when the gums get irritated. This can happen due to contact with the whitening material on your gums. Please consult your doctor if the irritation continues.

 

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How to Maintain Your Good Results

Once you have used our whitening products, there are things you can do to prevent stains and keep your smile as bright as possible:

  • Practice good dental hygiene, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing us for your routine cleanings
  • Be aware of major stain culprits, such as red wine, tomato-based foods, energy drinks,  tea and coffee
  • Rinse your mouth with water after eating or drinking so that stain causers don’t sit on your teeth
  • Don’t smoke

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