Myths and Truths About Teeth Whitening

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Despite so much fame and an exaggerated demand for dental whitening, this procedure still raises many doubts. To help understand how it works, if it is harmful, when it is recommended, among other things, there are some greatest myths and truths when it comes to teeth whitening.

Bleaching makes your teeth sensitive.

Partly true. Some patients may actually have sensitivity after or during treatment. Sometimes the penetration of the peroxide (an active bleaching gel agent) into the pulp tissue causes its inflammation (the pulp is known as the “nerve” of the tooth). Or tooth dehydration may occur because of exposure to more temperature over a long time (common bleaching procedure).

Dental creams work as whitening agents.

Myth. Whitening paste products have very few active teeth whitening agents. But because they are abrasive, they remove stains and look like whiter teeth.

Bleaching weakens the tooth.

Myth. Bleaching consists of a chemical process. The whitening gel acts on the pigments that cause dental browning. This procedure is non-abrasive and does not act physically on teeth structure.

During whitening you can not drink drinks and foods with coloring.

Truth. During the bleaching treatment some foods, beverages or products should be avoided as they may interfere with the final treatment result. The color will be affected if the patient makes excessively use of some beverages or even smoking.

Teeth darken over the years.


Truth. The effects of tooth whitening have varying duration, but most often the “satisfactory” color can last from one to three years. People with a high exposure to chromogenic agents (coffee and tea) need a booster treatment every six months. For people who have less exposure to substances that cause blemishes, these touch-ups are less frequent.

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