For the vast majority of people, whitening can work really well and the results will be a significant improvement. However, there are some instances where patients aren’t suitable for treatment.
Teeth whitening can lead to temporary sensitivity to temperature, pressure and touch.
‘People who have dental restorations such as crowns or bridges; porcelain veneers; cosmetic bonding or tooth coloured fillings will find that the bleaching agents won’t work on all their teeth, in other words those teeth will not respond to whitening, there colour will remain the same as it is.
Contrary to popular believe, your tooth enamel is safe. ‘I get asked this a lot, Dr Dhody. ‘The conclusive answer is no. Dental whitening products only remove surface stains that are in the microscopic pores of your teeth. The bleach does not penetrate deeply within the tooth.
The good news is the effects of whitening does last for a long time. However, this will vary from person to person, ‘The effect is less likely to last as long if you smoke, or eat or drink things that can stain your teeth.
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It is also important for patients to brush and floss regularly throughout the day, to maintain a good oral hygiene and a whiter shade.