Tooth Whitening Risks
Encinitas, Carlsbad, and San Diego
Tooth whitening is one of the most common and popular cosmetic dental treatments in the San Diego area. However, when you are considering tooth whitening, it is important to know of all potential risks. This is particularly true if you are considering a store-bought kit.
Store-bought tooth whitening kits do not come with customized application trays which can result in bleaching solution coming into contact with delicate soft tissue. This may result in risks such as tooth sensitivity, gum swelling, and damage to the roots of teeth. You can significantly reduce your tooth whitening risks by choosing a professional home or in-office whitening from our comfortable San Diego office.
How to Reduce Tooth Whitening Risks
Most of the discomfort associated with tooth whitening comes from over application of the bleaching solution or extended exposure to sensitive tissues within the mouth. Both of these risks are greatly reduced when you have your teeth whitened in our office.
Dr. Walsh-Cole offers both Zoom! Tooth Whitening system and KoR Deep Bleaching for in-office whitening. The method used to perfect your smile will be dependent on the degree and types of staining that you have. These in-office systems can whiten your teeth in a fraction of the time required by store-bought kits, reducing your risk of over exposure to bleaching solutions.
KoR Deep Bleaching combines in-office and take-home techniques to provide optimal whitening. Dr. Walsh-Cole also offers professional take-home kits that stand on their own. These kits are superior in every way to those available at retail stores and can also help reduce common risks of tooth whitening. The application trays used in our take-home kits are customized to fit precisely onto your teeth. This minimizes your risk of exposing gum tissue to bleaching solution. Dr. Walsh-Cole also offers different strengths of bleaching solution, allowing her to provide you with a customized strength that will maximize results while reducing discomfort.
The American Dental Association considers tooth whitening to be a safe and effective way to achieve a bright, white smile. The risks of tooth whitening come almost exclusively from store-bought kits. For a safe procedure and consistent results, only a professional tooth whitening solution will do.
If you live in the areas of Encinitas, San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad, or Rancho Santa Fe, California and would like to learn more about your professional tooth whitening options, please contact Mary A. Walsh-Cole, DMD to schedule an initial consultation today.