Is Teeth Whitening Bad for Your Teeth? Let's Address the Myths

Everyone has different expectations from the teeth whitening process.

While some want to get a Hollywood-worthy smile, others just want to get rid of stains and discoloration.

Whatever your reasons, teeth whitening can help you transform your smile and boost your confidence. 

Unfortunately, a lot of people avoid getting their teeth whitened or get the wrong treatment because they believe some of these common myths about the procedure. 

1. Crowns, Veneers, and Dental Fillings Can Be Whitened

Any structure in your mouth that is not covered by a natural enamel cannot be bleached, and the teeth whitening process will not affect it.

2. Oil Pulling Can Remove Teeth Stains 

Although there is evidence that oil pulling has antibacterial effects and is capable of killing many bacteria in your mouth, there is no evidence that it has a whitening effect on your teeth.

3. You Can't Whiten Your Teeth If They Have High Sensitivity

Just because you suffer from sensitive teeth, doesn't mean you can't enjoy teeth whitening.

At Austin Dental Company, we make sure that every patient has pain-free procedures. So even if you suffer from sensitive teeth, we can provide you with a comfortable and painless teeth whitening.

4. Fruits Can Whiten Your Teeth

Although fruits are healthy for you, they have no whitening effect. Acidic fruits can even cause dental problems if consumed in excess.

5. Tooth Enamel Is Affected By Teeth Whitening

As long as you turn to a professional dentist, such as Dr. Bonner Morren, there is no risk that the teeth whitening procedure will affect the tooth enamel in any way.

6. It Is a Perfect Procedure

You need to keep in mind that the results of the procedure will vary from person to person, depending on the characteristics of each person's teeth.

7. It Removes All Stains

Unfortunately, teeth whitening is not able to remove all stains from the teeth.

This is due to several variables that differ from person to person, such as age, genetics, and the degree of staining of the teeth.

8. Teeth Whitening Made at Home Is Just As Good

If a patient tries to whiten their teeth at home with products purchased from the pharmacy, the results will likely not have the desired effect.

9. Teeth Whitening Will Last Forever

The effect obtained with the help of teeth whitening will last for a limited time.

The length of that period is influenced by the patient's lifestyle, diet, oral hygiene habits, and cigarette or coffee consumption.

10. You Can Use Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste and Get the Same Results

Unfortunately, teeth-whitening toothpaste does not contain any ingredients that have a whitening effect on your teeth.

11. Teeth Whitening Has Negative Long-Term Effects

Anything healthy, if done in excess, has long-term negative effects.

As long as you don't go to the dentist too often to whiten your teeth and follow Dr. Bonner Morren's instructions, teeth whitening will not have any negative effects in the future.

12. Teeth with Restorations Can Be Adversely Affected by Teeth Whitening

The teeth whitening process does not affect teeth that have undergone restoration processes in the past.

That is, any dental fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, or bondings you have in your mouth will not be adversely affected by teeth whitening.

Restore Your Self-Esteem with Austin Dental Company

At Austin Dental Company you have a dedicated team and a friendly and warm environment, waiting to offer you a teeth whitening that will restore your confidence.

Contact us and leave your smile in the care of experts.