Here’s What You Need to Know Before Getting Your Teeth Whitened

Friday, February 5, 2016 | 7:36 pm

Thinking about getting your teeth whitened? Here is what you need to consider before getting a shiny smile.

The results of teeth whitening do not last forever – the average time of how long the results will last is from 1 to 3 years and you will likely need some follow-ups after that.

The costs of teeth whitening can vary – from teeth whitening tooth paste to professional treatments – the cost can range from $20 to $650. But, as with most procedures, it’s worth the extra cost to have it done by a professional.

There are not many real side effects but some people will experience teeth sensitivity and soft tissue irritation. Remember that if you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid teeth whitening due to the existence of some chemical ingredients.

In addition, anyone with peroxide allergies, extremely sensitive teeth or gums, exposed roots, cavities, or worn enamel should avoid whitening.

Results are different for everyone and the better health and condition your teeth were to begin with, the whiter they will be – remember about good oral hygiene and if you want your results to last longer don’t smoke, avoid dark red wine, coffee or any staining substances for the first 48 hours after whitening.

For more information on Carte Blanche visit carteblancheteeth.com or call (626) 2331981.

 

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