Salem Dental
Dr. Seth Huish

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth Whitening Salem ORIf you have tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products with less than ideal results, you might now wonder if professional teeth whitening might offer a better outcome. We offer customized teeth whitening options in our Salem, OR dental practice that will give you exceptional results safely.

Many store-bought teeth whitening options contain abrasives, which can ultimately damage your enamel. Since enamel thins as we age, preserving it whenever possible is essential.

Our teeth whitening options are safe and effective. In most cases, patients can expect to see 3 to 8 shades of improvement throughout treatment.

The Teeth Whitening Process

We will take impressions of your teeth to create your custom teeth whitening trays. Along with plenty of whitening gel, we will provide instructions on the proper use and how to avoid common side effects like sore gums and teeth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity after whitening

If sensitivity develops, be sure to use only the recommended amount of whitening gel – just a small dot for each tooth. Following the instructions precisely will prevent the gel from seeping out of the trays.

You can also take a day or two off in between your at-home teeth whitening sessions to reduce sensitivity. 

If you want to learn more about a whiter smile, contact Salem Dental today.

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