There seem to be a lot of questions around whether or not whitening your teeth is safe. You want to ensure that you don’t remove your enamel, hurt your gums, or weaken your teeth while whitening. So, is teeth whitening safe? And if so, how do I know which type to choose. We will look at all these questions and more in our blog. Call and ask your local dentist at Shore’s Family Dentistry about their safe teeth whitening options.

Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance

Any reputable teeth whitening product will have the ADA seal of acceptance on their package. The American Dental Association only allows products to use their seal if the product has been found both safe and effective. 

Have Your Dentist Recommend Teeth Whitening Products

A reputable, experienced dentist cares about the health of your teeth before the color, so you can rest assured that if your dentist is recommending or providing at-home teeth whitening products, that they are safe for your teeth. For a more in-depth look at the type of teeth whitening products offered at Shore’s Family Dentistry read our blog about the three ways to whiten your teeth.

Whitening Toothpaste 

Not all whitening toothpaste is created equal. However, with a recommendation from your dentist, you can find one that will safely and effectively whiten your teeth. Many of these whitening toothpastes will not only lighten the color of your teeth, but they will also polish and protect against future stains.   

Whitening Strips and Gels

Whitening strips and gels don’t work as instantly as a whitening toothpaste, but the results can be better and longer-lasting. They usually require continued use — sometimes a couple of times a day for a week or two. And you can be secure in knowing that if these whitening strips and gels were prescribed by your dentist, that they are indeed safe for you and your teeth.

Whitening Trays

Whitening trays are an option that can be provided for you by your dentist. They use a peroxide solution that your dentist will optimize for the best results for your teeth. This peroxide solution is a safe way to whiten teeth that are slightly more discolored. The tray is worn for a few hours or possibly overnight, depending on what your dentist recommends.

Prevention is best

Let’s face it, the safest way to have white teeth is to prevent them from yellowing in the first place. Brushing and flossing every day as well as avoiding foods and drinks that are known to stain teeth is an easy way to keep your teeth looking white. Also, ensuring that you visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning will keep your smile shining bright. 

Let Shore’s Family Dentistry Whiten Your Teeth!

At Shore’s Family Dentistry, we care about your health. We recommend that you visit us every six months so that we can clean, polish, and remove surface stains to help upkeep your smile. We also offer a selection of safe whitening methods. Call Shore’s Family Dentistry today to have a brighter, whiter smile tomorrow.