Tooth Whitening Won’t Always Give you Results

Not all teeth can be whitened with over the counter or even professional tooth whitening products. If you have tooth colored fillings, porcelain veneers or other types of restorative or cosmetic dentistry, no amount of tooth whitening will lighten your smile.


Why Can’t All Teeth Be Whitened?

Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental explains that even professional teeth whitening can’t brighten porcelain veneers or dental implants. Although there are certain teeth bleaching products that can lighten interior stains, teeth whitening doesn’t always work. Because bleach penetrates the enamel on your teeth, your teeth become whiter. Restorations won’t absorb the hydrogen peroxide, which is the active whitening agent in most products.

I Don’t Have Restorations But Still Don’t See Results

If you are using over the counter strips, gels, pastes, polishes, rinses or trays, your teeth will never get as white as they could with professional tooth whitening. The active ingredients in over the counter products are not as strong and will not give you the same results.

Professional tooth whitening is prescription based. That means the product you are using is stronger and gives better results. With professional teeth whitening, you can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades.

There are two types of professional tooth whitening treatments. Same day in office whitening, and custom made whitening trays that you take home. Both work wonders for stained teeth and work well on their own or in conjunction with each other.

Professional Tooth Whitening and More

Whatever your needs, your Burlington dentist is ready to take care of them. From professional tooth whitening to porcelain veneers and dental implants, you will be happy with the results.

If you have always wanted a straighter smile, your dentist in Burlington can take care of that issue as well with modern day orthodontic treatments that won’t take two years to complete.

For all of your restoration and cosmetic dentistry needs, look no further than Chittenden Dental. Call for a no obligation consultation today.


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