Do your clients come to you with worries and enquiries about tooth whitening? Let’s put the record straight with this month’s Mythbusters…
Myth: Whitening will further whiten my crowns and porcelain fillings
Fact: A whitening treatment will only whiten your natural teeth not crowns or porcelain fillings.
Myth: All teeth whitening products are the same
Fact: Teeth whitening products come in a wide variety whitening kits, whitening trays, whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and many more. There are many illegal teeth whitening products available, however tooth whitening is the practice of dentistry and should only be carried out by a professional dentist.
Myth: Teeth whitening is painful
Fact: Teeth whitening should not be painful; however, gums and teeth can be very sensitive. Most tooth whitening procedures increase teeth sensitivity for twenty-four hours until the teeth become remineralised by saliva