If you’re interested in teeth whitening in Wilmington from Thrive Family Dental, you may be wondering what side effects this cosmetic treatment has, and have questions about the types of whitening we offer. Dig into the details below, or contact us now for more information.
There are a few different reasons your teeth may change color and require whitening, including the following:
The only common side effect of professional teeth whitening is teeth sensitivity. Teeth are thought to become more sensitive after whitening because the whitener weakens the teeth slightly, exposing “dentinal microtubules” that connect the outside of the tooth to the nerves inside.
However, this effect tends to go away within a few days after your teeth are whitened. If your teeth are very sensitive, our Wilmington dentists may use a lower dose of whitener during your treatment, and recommend that you switch to an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne to avoid excessive sensitivity.
It is possible to over-whiten the teeth, which can cause them to become brittle and chalky, but this will never happen with professional whitening from Dr. Friberg, since he will customize your treatment to your specific needs. This is why it’s a good idea to avoid at-home whitening kits, and choose professional treatment instead.
We offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening in Wilmington at Thrive Family Dental. In-office whitening is done by Dr. Friberg in our office and can whiten your teeth up to 5 shades in just a single appointment, so it’s great if you want fast results.
Take-home whitening involves the use of a custom set of whitening trays and professional-grade whitening products and instructions provided by Dr. Friberg. You’ll simply follow his instructions to treat yourself and get professional-grade results without leaving your home.
If you’re interested in a brighter smile in Wilmington, contact Thrive Family Dental online or give us a call at (910) 240-4797. Dr. Friberg can discuss your cosmetic dentistry options in further detail, and ensure you get the treatment you need.