Debunking Common Tooth Whitening Myths

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Debunking Common Tooth Whitening MythsTooth whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic dental treatment that helps people feel more confident about their smile. However, we at Northside Family Dental know that there is no shortage of myths and rumors about tooth whitening, and these misconceptions can make people hesitant to have a tooth whitening procedure.

In this article, we’ve gathered a few of the most common myths about tooth whitening to debunk. Read on to learn the truth!

Myth: Tooth whitening damages your tooth enamel. 

Truth: This is one of the most prevalent tooth whitening myths out there, but the truth is that your dental office knows the proper, safe way to effectively whiten your teeth without causing damage. However, some DIY tooth whitening efforts may be less safe, so always consult your dentist before trying any homebrew methods.

Myth: Tooth whitening is permanent.

Truth: The reason your teeth accumulate stains is that you are constantly eating and drinking things that can cause discoloration, which is part of a normal and healthy diet. Therefore, tooth whitening is not permanent since you will naturally accumulate more stains after the procedure. However, there are things you can do to help your teeth stay whiter longer, such as brushing your teeth or drinking water after drinking dark beverages like tea and coffee or eating staining foods.

Myth: Tooth whitening works equally in all teeth.

Truth: Your results can vary based on a few different factors, such as the level of staining and the thickness of your enamel. Your dentist can assess your teeth and help you determine the best way to achieve the white smile you want.