Can you over-bleach your teeth?

White, bright teeth can be a wonderful thing. In-office and at-home teeth whitening are common ways for people to transform and feel more confident about their smile. However, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. The agents used during office procedures, as well as for at-home whitening can actually do more harm than good if they are used too frequently.

Over-bleaching can result in extreme sensitivity, gum irritation, and soft-tissue chemical burns. Over-bleaching can also wear away the protective enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay.

Even in-office tooth whitening won’t last forever, so touch up treatments and repeat sessions are fairly common. Our in-office whitening treatment also comes with an exam to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to proceed. You can also discuss ways to keep your teeth as white and bright as possible, without over-doing things.

If you have questions about our teeth whitening solutions call our office. To schedule your next appointment, complete our online form below.

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