Loading the player...How to Whiten Your Teeth Dr. Jeffrey Norden, DDS, discusses repeat teeth whitening.
Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Norden, DMD
Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds
Most people try tooth whitening for the first time by going to their local pharmacy and buying, typically, the strips.
The main disadvantage of strips is that if you have crooked teeth or crowded teeth, those strips don’t really adhere very well, and they don’t do a uniform job at whitening your teeth. Whitening works for most people. Results will vary, though, depending on the condition of your teeth.
The things that a dentist should look for is the quality of the enamel, the thickness of the enamel, whether there’s a lot of wear on the teeth and the age of the tooth. Well, many patients ask me can teeth whitening harm your teeth. It’s important to know that all the research that we’ve looked at so far shows that no long-term effects to your teeth at all from teeth whitening.
The most important things to know is that you should have a dentist make sure that the condition of your teeth makes you a candidate for teeth whitening. If you’re thinking about tooth whitening, or if you have any further questions, please contact your dentist.
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