Teeth Whitening – More Questions You Want Answered

Fun Fact: No two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint, so be proud of your unique set of teeth.


If you’re like a lot of dental patients, there’s been an upswing in interest regarding the teeth whitening process. Since your teeth are unique to you, you want to be sure they look as good as possible.


Here are 4 more popular questions and an answer to each.


Can Whitening Toothpastes be Effective?


There are several whitening toothpastes on the market.  Although they do not affect the natural color of your teeth, they may be effective at removing stains.  Therefore, they may improve the overall appearance of your teeth.  Once your teeth have been professionally whitened, whitening toothpastes may help the process to last longer.


Can a Single Tooth Which Has Been Root Filled be Whitened?


Yes.  Sometimes dead teeth become discolored after a root filling.  If the tooth has been root treated, the canal (which contained the nerve) may be reopened.  The whitening product is then applied from the inside to whiten the tooth.


When Might Teeth Whitening Not Work?


Teeth whitening can only lighten your existing teeth color.  Also, it only works on natural teeth.  It will not work on any types of ‘false’ teeth such as dentures, crowns and veneers.  If your dentures are stained or discolored visit your dental team and ask for them to be cleaned.


How Can I Look After My Teeth Once They Have Been Whitened?


You can help to keep your teeth white by cutting down on the amount of food and drinks you have that can stain teeth.  Stopping smoking can also help prevent discoloration and staining.


 Here are 3 recommended tips to take care of your teeth:


  • Brush your teeth before bed and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
  • Visit your dentist regularly as recommend.


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