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What is Too White When it Comes to White Teeth?

April 19, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Cassidy Bray
Before and after teeth whitening in High Point NC

Hundreds of millions of Americans whiten their teeth using white strips, at-home whitening kits, or in-office procedures. Teeth whitening is sought after because we associate a bright smile with youth, beauty, and a confident feeling that touches all areas of your life. 

But how much teeth bleaching or teeth whitening in High Point, NC is too much? Is it possible to go too far when it comes to white teeth?

Can Teeth Be Too White?

Have you ever seen someone with a smile so blindingly white that it looks unnatural? Rather than a healthy, pearly white smile, their teeth look blindingly white.

When you whiten, a good rule of thumb is to go for a shade that matches the whites of your eyes. Your goal should be to let others see the natural beauty of your smile, not a blindingly white set of teeth. 

Listen to Your Teeth

Sensitivity is a normal part of teeth whitening procedures; what’s not normal is a lot of pain or pain that lasts for weeks. In this case, you should stop whitening until you speak to your High Point, NC dentist who can adjust the concentration of the whitening gel for your comfort.

Follow the Instructions

If you’re whitening at home with store-bought products, be sure to follow the recommended instructions. Leaving whitening gel on your teeth for too long won’t accelerate the whitening and can damage your teeth. 

Choose ADA or FDA Recommended Products

Both groups regularly evaluate dental products to ensure that they’re safe and effective. Choose a product that has their seal of approval, because other products without it could damage or teeth. 

Take Tooth Whitening Seriously

Teeth bleaching or whitening is a common procedure, but it does involve the use of chemicals. In rare cases, complications and tooth damage can occur, so consult with your dentist if you have questions.

Call us for More Information about Teeth Whitening

If you want to whiten stained, dull, or discolored teeth, call Deep River Dentistry first. We offer custom teeth whitening kits for our High Point, NC patients, and you will have peace of mind knowing that a professional is overseeing your whitening treatment.

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