Precautions for At-Home Whitening
At-home whitening treatments can eliminate surface stains and lighten the tooth surface by several shades. It’s important to note that at-home whitening treatments may not effectively remove deeply-set stains beneath the enamel and stains or discoloration caused by medications such as the antibiotic tetracycline.
If your teeth have deep-set stains or severe discoloration, it’s best to consult with Nampa Dental Health Center before using an over-the-counter whitening product. Peroxide can cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation in certain individuals, so it’s imperative to follow all provided instructions to ensure the bleaching agent doesn’t absorb into the gum line. If irritation or sensitivity occurs, discontinue use and consult with the dental team at Nampa Dental Health Center.
Benefits of At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home tooth-whitening treatments enhance your overall appearance by eliminating stains and lightening yellow or slightly discolored teeth. By using home whitening products as directed, maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine, and scheduling regular check-ups with us at Nampa Dental Health Center, you can enjoy the benefits of a bright and healthy smile.
Questions About Home Whitening?
If you have questions or concerns about whitening your teeth, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our Nampa team to discuss the best options for you.